You are here:Home/Resources/ Byzantine Seals/ Search the Catalogue/ Euphemianos metropolitan (?) (seventh century)

Euphemianos metropolitan (?) (seventh century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1496
Diameter 26 mm

Obverse

A military saint, likely St. Theodore, stabbing a snake with a cross-topped spear, his left hand resting on a shield set on the ground. A tree on the right. Border of dots.

Reverse

Cruciform monogram. Border of dots.

ε - η - ι - λ - μ - ν - ο - π - ρ - τ - υ - φ - ω

Εὐφημιανῷ μητροπολιτῃ

Translation

Εὐφημιανῷ μητροπολιτῃ.

Euphemianos metropolitan.

Commentary

This seems the most likely reading of the complex reverse monogram; another possibility is Euphemianos patrikios, but this is made less likely by the presence of the Ω in ligature with the Μ at the bottom, which indicates that this seal must contain both a and be in the dative (with an implied invocation) or a Ω and be in the genitive. With the office of metropolitan in the dative, all of the letters required are accounted for.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1496
Diameter 26 mm

Bibliography

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1496
Diameter 26 mm

Notes

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1496
Diameter 26 mm

Parallels

Related Content