Eustratios Garidas, patriarch of Constantinople (1081–84)
- Accession Number:
- BZS.1955.1.4953 (formerly DO 55.1.4953)
DO Seals 6, no. 120.1; Zacos, Seals 2: 19b; Oikonomides, Dated Lead Seals, no. 100; and Laurent, Corpus 5.1: no. 20. Laurent refers to a similar seal (different boulloterion) published by Ébersolt, Sceaux, pl. VIII, no. 10 (reproduced in Galavaris, “Thokos,” pl. 54), but the specimen that Laurent illustrates on pl. 3 is that of Dumbarton Oaks. A parallel specimen, found in the area of the law courts of Mytilene, has been published by V. Pennas, “Byzantine Lead Seals from Chios and Lesbos,” SBS 2 (1990): 168, no. 2. Another parallel specimen, this one found in Kiev (northwest tower, St. Sophia cathedral), has recently been republished in Bulgakova, Osteuropa, no. 1.3.2 (with older bibliography). Cf. Galavaris, “Thokos,”, no. 23 (p. 175).
- 36 mm
- 41.90 g
The Mother of God, seated on a backless throne, holding Christ on her knees. At left and right, sigla ..-ΘV: [Μ(ήτη)ρ] Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.
Εὐστράτιος ἐλέῳ Θεοῦ ἀρχιεπίσκοπος Κωνσταντινουπόλεως Νέας Ῥώμης καὶ οἰκουμενικὸς πατριάρχης.
Eustratios, by the grace of God, archbishop of Constantinople, the New Rome, and ecumenical patriarch.
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