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Theodoulos, monk and hegoumenos of Makros (eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1947.2.104
Diameter 19 mm
Field diameter 14 mm
Condition Breaks at both ends of the channel.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 28.6.
Laurent, Corpus V/2, no. 1265.

Obverse

Bust of St. Theodoulos bearded, orans, wearing chlamys with decorated clasp. On either side: |ΘΕΔ: Ὁ ἅγιος Θεώδουλος. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines. Border of dots.

ΚΕ̅,θ,
τσΔ
Θ̅̅δλ,Α̅Χ̅
Sηγεν
τουα
κρ

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Θεωδούλ μοναχ καὶ ἡγουμέν τοῦ Μακροῦ

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Θεωδούλῳ μοναχῷ καὶ ἡγουμένῳ τοῦ Μακροῦ.

Lord, help your servant Theodoulos monachos and hegoumenos of Makros.

Commentary

The attribution of this seal to the Athonite monastery tou Makrou is tentative because this institution is properly attested only from the thirteenth century on. See Xénophon, 215-16.

The peninsula of Mount Athos was a territory reserved for monks from the ninth century on. The origins and early history of the monastic community, which from the beginning was dedicated to the Virgin, are discussed by Denise Papachryssanthou in Prôtaton. The central administration, located in the town of Karyes, was supervised by an elected protos, who together with his council, also administrated communal properties, while the monasteries maintained their independence.

Accession number BZS.1947.2.104
Diameter 19 mm
Field diameter 14 mm
Condition Breaks at both ends of the channel.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 28.6.
Laurent, Corpus V/2, no. 1265.

Accession number BZS.1947.2.104
Diameter 19 mm
Field diameter 14 mm
Condition Breaks at both ends of the channel.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 28.6.
Laurent, Corpus V/2, no. 1265.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1947.2.104
Diameter 19 mm
Field diameter 14 mm
Condition Breaks at both ends of the channel.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 28.6.
Laurent, Corpus V/2, no. 1265.

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