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Anastasios metropolitan of Herakleia and oikonomos of the Great Church (tenth century)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.241
Diameter 29 mm
Condition Struck off-center.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 53.3.
Laurent, Corpus V/1, no. 304.

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin holding medallion of Christ before her. Sigla: ̅ΘΥ̅: Μήτηρ Θεοῦ. Traces of circular inscription along the circumference. Border of dots.

ΣΔΟΥΛ,

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλ

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, decoration below. Border of dots.

.ΝΑΣΤΑ
ΙΜΗΤΡΟΠ
ΡΑΚΛΙΑΣΟΙ
.ΟΝΟΜ,ΤˋΜΕΓ,
..ΚΛΗΣΙΑΣ


ναστασίῳ μητροπολίτῃ ρακλίας καὶ οἰκονόμ τῆς Μεγάλης Ἐκκλησίας

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ἀναστασίῳ μητροπολίτῃ Ἡρακλίας καὶ οἰκονόμῳ τῆς Μεγάλης Ἐκκλησίας.

Theotokos, help your servant Anastasios metropolitan of Herakleia and oikonomos of the Great Church.

Commentary

This is probably the well-known Anastasios who was elevated to the throne of Herakleia by Patriarch Tryphon (927-931; cf. Darrouzès-Westerink, Daphnopatès, 12) and died perhaps in 946 (Theophanes Cont., 439). He had a turbulent career outlined by Laurent, Corpus V/1, 216 and Asdracha, Thrace orientale, 270.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.241
Diameter 29 mm
Condition Struck off-center.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 53.3.
Laurent, Corpus V/1, no. 304.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.241
Diameter 29 mm
Condition Struck off-center.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 53.3.
Laurent, Corpus V/1, no. 304.

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