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Euthymios II, Patriarch of Constantinople (1410–1416)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.548
Diameter 35 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 128.1; Zacos, Seals 2: no. 52; Laurent, Corpus 5.1: no. 48. Cf. Galavaris, “Thokos,” no. 71 (p. 181).


The Mother of God, seated on a backless throne, holding Christ on her knees. At left and right, two sets of sigla, M-P-ΘV: Μή(τη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ, and IC-XC: Ἰ(ησοῦ)ς Χ(ριστό)ς. Border of dots.


Inscription of seven lines. Border of dots.


Εὐθύμιος ἐλέῳ Θ(εο)ῦ ἀρχιεπί[σ]κοπος Κωνσταντι[ν]ουπόλεως Νέας [Ῥ]ώμης καὶ οἰκου[μ]ενικὸς π(ατ)[ριάρχης]


Εὐθύμιος ἐλέῳ Θεοῦ ἀρχιεπίσκοπος Κωνσταντινουπόλεως Νέας Ῥώμης καὶ οἰκουμενικὸς πατριάρχης.

Euthymios, by the grace of God, archbishop of Constantinople the New Rome and ecumenical Patriarch.


Euthymios began his ecclesiastical career as a monk. Before 1385 he became a hieromonk and by 1396 was archimandrite of the Stoudios monastery (Janin, Églises, 433), the sanctuary where his remains were buried. See PLP 3, no. 6268.