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Philotheos metropolitan of Euchaita (tenth century)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2610
Diameter 20 mm
Condition Blank too small for die. Broken along the channel (obverse).
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 16.6.

Laurent, Corpus V/1, no. 766, a second specimen of the IFEB collection is also published. Another seal of a tenth-century metropolitan of Euchaita Philotheos, with bilateral inscription, is published in Seyrig, no. 248.

Obverse

Bust of St. Theodore holding a martyr's cross before him in his right hand. Inscription in two columns: ο|θ|ε-.|δ|ρ|ο : Ὁ (ἅγιος) Θε[ό]δ(ω)ρο(ς). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, a decoration below. Border of dots.

..ιλ.
θεμ.τ.
οπολ,ευχ
αιτν


[Φ]ιλ[ο]θέῳ μ[η]τ[ρ]οπολ(ίτῃ) Εὐχαΐτων

Translation

Φιλοθέῳ μητροπολίτῃ Εὐχαΐτων.

Philotheos, metropolitan of Euchaita.

Commentary

As Laurent pointed out, Philotheos of Euchaita distinguished himself as ambassador of the emperors Nikephoros Phokas and John Tzimiskes and seems to have received at the end (after issuing the present specimen) the title of synkellos (Dölger, Regesten nos. 695, 718, 739, 740).

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2610
Diameter 20 mm
Condition Blank too small for die. Broken along the channel (obverse).
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 16.6.

Laurent, Corpus V/1, no. 766, a second specimen of the IFEB collection is also published. Another seal of a tenth-century metropolitan of Euchaita Philotheos, with bilateral inscription, is published in Seyrig, no. 248.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2610
Diameter 20 mm
Condition Blank too small for die. Broken along the channel (obverse).
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 16.6.

Laurent, Corpus V/1, no. 766, a second specimen of the IFEB collection is also published. Another seal of a tenth-century metropolitan of Euchaita Philotheos, with bilateral inscription, is published in Seyrig, no. 248.

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