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Theodore Pantechnes (twelfth/thirteenth century)

 
 

Obverse

The two saints Theodore standing, holding spears and shields. No inscription visible. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of seven lines beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

ενκ
τεοισσρι
γρτυρ
συοπντε
χσεοο
ροσεκπο
̣̣ε̣ρ̣̣

ἐν πρακτέοις στήριγμα μάρτυρας δύο Παντεχνῆς Θεόδορος ἐκ πόθου φέρω

Obverse

The two saints Theodore standing, holding spears and shields. No inscription visible. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of seven lines beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

ενκ
τεοισσρι
γρτυρ
συοπντε
χσεοο
ροσεκπο
̣̣ε̣ρ̣̣

ἐν πρακτέοις στήριγμα μάρτυρας δύο Παντεχνῆς Θεόδορος ἐκ πόθου φέρω

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3863
Diameter 32.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 742.

Translation

ἐν πρακτέοις στήριγμα μάρτυρας δύο Παντεχνῆς Θεόδορος ἐκ πόθου φέρω.

In my devotion to them, I, Theodore Pantechnes make the two martyrs the support of my acts.

Commentary

The inscription consists of two twelve-syllable verses separated by a colon (:).