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Theodore Proteuon, protospatharios and judge of the Armeniakoi (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin holding the Christ child on her left arm. Sigla: ̅–θ̅υ : Μή(τη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of seven lines. Border of dots.

θ̅κ̅εRθ
τσ̅δ̅θε
δρ.σπθ
Sκριτ,τν
ρμενικ,
τΠρευ
οντ,

Θ(εοτό)κε β(οή)θ(ει) τῷ σ(ῷ) δ(ούλῳ) Θε[ο]δώρ(ῳ) (πρωτο)σπαθ(αρίῳ) (καὶ) κριτ(ῇ) τῶν Ἀρμενιακ(ῶν) τῷ Πρ(ω)τεύοντ(ι)

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin holding the Christ child on her left arm. Sigla: ̅–θ̅υ : Μή(τη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of seven lines. Border of dots.

θ̅κ̅εRθ
τσ̅δ̅θε
δρ.σπθ
Sκριτ,τν
ρμενικ,
τΠρευ
οντ,

Θ(εοτό)κε β(οή)θ(ει) τῷ σ(ῷ) δ(ούλῳ) Θε[ο]δώρ(ῳ) (πρωτο)σπαθ(αρίῳ) (καὶ) κριτ(ῇ) τῶν Ἀρμενιακ(ῶν) τῷ Πρ(ω)τεύοντ(ι)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2514
Diameter 22.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 22.23b.

V. Laurent, "Mélanges d'épigraphie grecque et de sigillographie byzantine," EO 31 (1932) 442-43.

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Θεοδώρῳ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ κριτῇ τῶν Ἀρμενιακῶν τῷ Πρωτεύοντι.

Mother of God, help your servant Theodore Proteuon, protospatharios and judge of the Armeniakoi.

Commentary

This seal, BZS.1955.3276, and BZS.1951.31.5.495 all come from the same boulloterion; the reading of this seal has been restored on the basis of its two counterparts.