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Euthymios Chortaïtes or Euthymios, monk of Chortaïtes (eleventh/twelfth century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1715
Diameter 16 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 120.1.

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans with the medallion of Christ before her. At left and right: μ̅θ̅ : Μ(ήτηρ) Θ(εοῦ). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

ευθυ
μιονσκεπ,
παναγνε
τονχορ
ταιτ,

Εὐθύμιον σκέπ(οις), Πάναγνε, τὸν Χορταΐτ(ην/ου/ηνόν)

Translation

Εὐθύμιον σκέποις, Πάναγνε, τὸν Χορταΐτ(ην/ου/ηνόν).

All-Holy (Theotokos), watch over Euthymios Chortaïtes (or monk of Chortaïtes).

Commentary

Euthymios Chortaïtes or Chortaïtenos (then a fifteen-syllable verse) may simply be a family name, but it is equally possible that he was a member of the monastic community of Mt Chortaïtes near Thessalonica. The obverse decoration on this seal is that same as that which appears on the seals of that monastery (see Laurent, Corpus 5.2: no. 1242 and 5.3: no. 1936).

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1715
Diameter 16 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 120.1.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1715
Diameter 16 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 120.1.

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