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Theodore imperial spatharios and topoteretes of the Optimatoi (ninth century)

 
 

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (indeterminate type); in the quarters: Σ|.Λ. Wreath border.

Κύριε or Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Wreath border.

ΘΕΟΔ
ΡΒ/ΣΠ/
ΤΟΠΟΤ/.
ΠΤ.

Θεοδώρῳ βασιλικῷ σπαθαρίῳ (καὶ) τοποτηρητῇ τῶν Ὀπτημάτων

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (indeterminate type); in the quarters: Σ|.Λ. Wreath border.

Κύριε or Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Wreath border.

ΘΕΟΔ
ΡΒ/ΣΠ/
ΤΟΠΟΤ/.
ΠΤ.

Θεοδώρῳ βασιλικῷ σπαθαρίῳ (καὶ) τοποτηρητῇ τῶν Ὀπτημάτων

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1628
Diameter 31.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 71.31.
Zacos-Veglery, no. 2463.

Translation

Κύριε or Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Θεοδώρῳ βασιλικῷ σπαθαρίῳ καὶ τοποτηρητῇ τῶν Ὀπτημάτων.

Lord or Mother of God, help your servant Theodore, imperial spatharios and topoteretes of the Optimatoi.

Commentary

Another topoteretes of the Optimatoi, the spatharokandidatos Gregory is known from a seal published by Zacos, Seals II, no. 161.