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Sergios metropolitan (of Chalcedon) (seventh century)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4797
Diameter 27 mm
Condition Broken at top
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 77.7a.
Laurent, Corpus V/3, no. 1714.
Zacos-Veglery, no. 1245a.

Obverse

Standing St. Euphemia, holding a martyr's cross. On either side the inscription: Η|ΑΓ|ΙΑ|Ε|Υ|ΦΗ|ΜΙ|Α: ἡ ἁγία Εὐφημία. Wreath border.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Wreath border.

+.ΕΡ
ΓΙΟΥΜΗ
ΤΡΟΠΟΛ
ΙΤΟΥ+

Σεργίου μητροπολίτου

Translation

Σεργίου μητροπολίτου.

(Seal of) Sergios metropolitan.

Commentary

The image of St. Euphemia confirms the attribution of this seal to a metropolitan of Chalcedon.

In line 1 (rev.), the third letter can be readily distinguished as Ρ; we can be certain that only two spaces are involved between the initial cross and the rho, making it certain that the name of this prelate was Sergios and not Georgios.

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4797
Diameter 27 mm
Condition Broken at top
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 77.7a.
Laurent, Corpus V/3, no. 1714.
Zacos-Veglery, no. 1245a.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4797
Diameter 27 mm
Condition Broken at top
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 77.7a.
Laurent, Corpus V/3, no. 1714.
Zacos-Veglery, no. 1245a.