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Theodore (sixth/seventh century)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.243
Diameter 25 mm
Previous Editions

Zacos-Veglery, no. 1278.

Obverse

Standing figure of St. Sophia, facing, nimbate, wearing chiton and maphorion, orans with hands uplifted in supplication. In vertical columns to left and right, inscription: Η|ΑΓ|Ι|ΑΣ|ΟΦ|Ι|Α: ἡ ἅγια Σοφία. All within incuse circle.

Reverse

Cruciform monogram within incuse circle.

δ - ε - θ - ο - ρ - υ - ω

Θεοδώρου

Translation

Θεοδώρου.

(Seal of) Theodore.

Commentary

Zacos mentions that Laurent (Corpus V/1, no. 49) considers the image of St. Sophia as an indicator that the seal's owner served in the Church of Hagia Sophia in Constantinople; it is likely that this Elpidios was some sort of Church official, though he gives no titles or offices.

Accession number BZS.1955.1.243
Diameter 25 mm
Previous Editions

Zacos-Veglery, no. 1278.

Accession number BZS.1955.1.243
Diameter 25 mm
Previous Editions

Zacos-Veglery, no. 1278.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1955.1.243
Diameter 25 mm
Previous Editions

Zacos-Veglery, no. 1278.