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Anastasios skeuophylax (seventh century)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4903
Diameter 25 mm
Field diameter 18 mm
Previous Editions

Zacos-Veglery, no. 1275.
Laurent, Corpus V/3, no. 1645.

Obverse

A standing St. Sophia holding small cross before her. Inscription: Η|ΑΓ|Ι|Α.|Ο|ΦΙ|Α: Ἡ ἁγία Σοφία. Wreath border.

Reverse

Inscription in five lines. Wreath border.

..Ν
ΣΤΣΙ
ΣΚΕΥ
ΦΥΛΚ
ΟΣ

ναστασίου σκευωφύλακος

Translation

Ἀναστασίου σκευωφύλακος.

(Seal of) Anastasios skeuophylax.

Commentary

The depiction of St. Sophia on the obverse likely indicates that this is the skeuophylax of Hagia Sophia, per the suggestion of Laurent. Zacos hesitates to declare this, because depictions of Hagia Sophia also occur on seals of individuals not affiliated with the great church; nevertheless, in the case of this skeuophylax, the depiction of St. Sophia seems to be a clear statement of the seal owner's role through iconography.

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4903
Diameter 25 mm
Field diameter 18 mm
Previous Editions

Zacos-Veglery, no. 1275.
Laurent, Corpus V/3, no. 1645.

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4903
Diameter 25 mm
Field diameter 18 mm
Previous Editions

Zacos-Veglery, no. 1275.
Laurent, Corpus V/3, no. 1645.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4903
Diameter 25 mm
Field diameter 18 mm
Previous Editions

Zacos-Veglery, no. 1275.
Laurent, Corpus V/3, no. 1645.

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