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Sergios metropolitan of Corinth (eleventh/twelfth century)

Accession number BZS.1947.2.475
Diameter 20 mm
Condition Chipped at the upper end of the channel, which runs from 1 o'clock to 7 o'clock. Corroded.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 25.4a; Laurent, Corpus V/1, no. 565. See also Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 952.

Obverse

Saint Theodore standing, holding a spear and a shield resting on the ground. Inscription in two columns: .|  .|ε|ω|...|ο: Ὅ ἅγιος Θεώδορος. This reading is based on comparison with the parallel to this seal (BZS.1958.106.1950). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

...
ΚΟΡΙΝΘ
ΣΕΡΓΙΟΝ
ΜΑΡΤΥΣ
ΣΚΕΠ

Θύτην Κορίνθου Σέργιον, μάρτυς, σκέποις

Translation

Θύτην Κορίνθου Σέργιον, μάρτυς, σκέποις.

Martyr, may you protect Sergios, metropolitan of Corinth.

Commentary

A dodecasyllabic verse employing the archaic thytes in place of the owner's title. When publishing this specimen, Laurent misread the saint's name on the obverse as George (because of the crosslet at the bottom of the column at left, that he took for a Ρ) so creating the false impression that this specimen differed from BZS 1958.106.1950. He attributed the present seal to the metropolitan Sergios, attested in 1094/95 (REB 29 [1971] 218), which seems quite probable.

Accession number BZS.1947.2.475
Diameter 20 mm
Condition Chipped at the upper end of the channel, which runs from 1 o'clock to 7 o'clock. Corroded.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 25.4a; Laurent, Corpus V/1, no. 565. See also Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 952.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1947.2.475
Diameter 20 mm
Condition Chipped at the upper end of the channel, which runs from 1 o'clock to 7 o'clock. Corroded.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 25.4a; Laurent, Corpus V/1, no. 565. See also Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 952.