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Theodore or Theodosios bishop of Trebizond (tenth century)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.3220
Diameter 21 mm
Condition Corroded.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 39.3b.

V. Laurent, "Succession épiscopale," 84, 85 (= Laurent, Corpus V/1, no. 661). A similar seal in the Vienna Collection, from a different boulloterion, was published by Laurent, "Succession épiscopale," 81-84 (= Laurent, Corpus V/1, no. 660).

Obverse

Bust of St. Theodore (or Theodosios) wearing a cloak and holding a martyr's cross before him in his right hand. Inscription in two columns: ο|θε|ο-δ|ο : Ὁ (ἅγιος) Θεόδο(ρος) or Θεοδό(σιος). Circular inscription, beginning at seven o'clock. Border of dots.

..γεθεοδορετσδ

[Ἅ]γ(ι)ε Θεόδορε β(οήθει) τῷ σ(ῷ) δ(ούλῳ)

Reverse

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

+θεο.
.επισ
..πτρα
.εζντ

Θεο[δ]ώ[ρ]ῳ (or Θεοδοσίῳ) ἐπισ[κό]πῳ Τρα[π]εζοῦντ(ος)

Translation

Ἅγιε Θεόδορε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Θεοδώρῳ or Θεοδοσίῳ ἐπισκόπῳ Τραπεζοῦντος.

Saint Theodore, help your servant Theodore/Theodosios, bishop of Trebizond.

Commentary

This seal and BZS.1955.1.4683 come from the same boulloterion. The reading of this seal has been restored on the basis of its better preserved counterpart.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.3220
Diameter 21 mm
Condition Corroded.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 39.3b.

V. Laurent, "Succession épiscopale," 84, 85 (= Laurent, Corpus V/1, no. 661). A similar seal in the Vienna Collection, from a different boulloterion, was published by Laurent, "Succession épiscopale," 81-84 (= Laurent, Corpus V/1, no. 660).

Notes

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.3220
Diameter 21 mm
Condition Corroded.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 39.3b.

V. Laurent, "Succession épiscopale," 84, 85 (= Laurent, Corpus V/1, no. 661). A similar seal in the Vienna Collection, from a different boulloterion, was published by Laurent, "Succession épiscopale," 81-84 (= Laurent, Corpus V/1, no. 660).