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Theodore kourator of Kromna (eighth century)

 
 

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V); in the quarters: -σ|-λ. No visible border.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. No visible border.

θεοδ
ρκ
ρτορι
κροο
ν+

Θεοδώρῳ κουράτορι Κρομνον

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V); in the quarters: -σ|-λ. No visible border.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. No visible border.

θεοδ
ρκ
ρτορι
κροο
ν+

Θεοδώρῳ κουράτορι Κρομνον

Accession number BZS.1958.106.823
Diameter 21.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 19.1.

Zacos-Veglery, no. 2421.

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Θεοδώρῳ κουράτορι Κρομνον.

Mother of God, help your servant Theodore, kourator of Kromna.

Commentary

The correct spelling would have been Κρωμνῶν, genitive plural of the variant name "Kromnai." The existence of this kouratoreia is not known from any other source.

Kromna (modern Tekkeönü), 24 km northeast of Amastris in Paphlagonia, is poorly known. See Paphlagonien, 241-42.