Theodoros (?) Maniakes, patrikios and katepano of Vaspourakan (Armenia). Byzantine lead seal (25 mm, 11.59 gram) first half 11th century AD

Ancient Coins - Theodoros (?) Maniakes, patrikios and katepano of Vaspourakan (Armenia). Byzantine lead seal (25 mm, 11.59 gram) first half 11th century AD
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Theodoros (?) Maniakes, patrikios and katepano of Vaspourakan. Byzantine lead seal (25 mm, 11.59 gram) first half 11th century AD
Half-length bust of the Theotokos “Hodegetria”, holding Infant Christ on l. arm, pointing towards him with r. hand
...[ΠAT,S] | [K]ATEΠAN[W]|RACΠPAK|O MANI[AK] on rev.
Jordanov Corpus II, p. 275 (citing an incorrectly read seal in DO); struck off centre, blank defect, otherwise, very fine

The parallel example in DO has a problematic reading of the personal name and shows the dignity of ‘patrikios’. The most famous katepano of Vaspourakan, an Armenian region, was the general Georgios Maniakes, to whom our seal’s owner was a relative.


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