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Sabas metropolitan of Athens (879-December 3, 913)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin holding a nimbus cruciger encircling the head of Christ. A circular inscription, partially preserved. Border of dots.

Θ.......ΣΔΛˊ

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, preceded and followed by decoration. Border of dots.


σ
μητροπο
λιτηθη
νν

Σάβᾳ μητροπολίτῃ Ἀθηνῶν

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin holding a nimbus cruciger encircling the head of Christ. A circular inscription, partially preserved. Border of dots.

Θ.......ΣΔΛˊ

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, preceded and followed by decoration. Border of dots.


σ
μητροπο
λιτηθη
νν

Σάβᾳ μητροπολίτῃ Ἀθηνῶν

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5012
Diameter 22.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 9.9b.
Cf. Dated Seals, no. 56. Several other similar specimens known from same boulloterion in Laurent, Corpus V/1, no. 590 (with references); Zacos, Seals II, no. 883.