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Theodore Teicheotes (twelfth/thirteenth century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2887
Diameter 29 mm
Field diameter 21 mm
Condition Cracked along the channel and corroded.

Obverse

Bust of St. Demetrios holding a spear and shield. Inscription on either side: |δη|μιτ|ρι : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Δημίτρι(ος). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, a cross above. Border of dots.


θεοδ
.σφ̣ρα
...μ̣ατ
τυχ̣ε
του

Θεοδώ[ρ]ου σφρά[γισ]μα τοῦ Τυχεώτου

Translation

Θεοδώρου σφράγισμα τοῦ Τυχεώτου.

Seal of Theodore Teicheotes.

Commentary

The spelling of the owner's family name is not certain. We take the upsilon in Τυχεώτης as a homophonic error for ει and give the name as Teicheotes.