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Theodore hegoumenos of Alie (seventh/eighth century)

 
 

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V); in the quarters: θεο|δρ. Wreath border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Θεοδώρῳ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Wreath border.

ηγ
ουμε
νλ
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ἡγουμένῳ Ἀλίης

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V); in the quarters: θεο|δρ. Wreath border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Θεοδώρῳ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Wreath border.

ηγ
ουμε
νλ
ιησ

ἡγουμένῳ Ἀλίης

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4785
Diameter 30.0 mm; field: 22.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 65.1a; Laurent, Corpus 5.3: no. 1946; Zacos–Veglery, no. 2428b.

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Θεοδώρῳ ἡγουμένῳ Ἀλίης.

Theotokos, help Theodore hegoumenos of Alie.

Commentary

Zacos–Veglery, no. 2428a, have published a well-struck and fully-legible parallel specimen that corrects Laurent's identification of the monastery as that of Aminsos.

Bibliography

  • Catalogue of Byzantine Seals at Dumbarton Oaks and in the Fogg Museum of Art, Volume 5: The East (continued), Constantinople and Environs, Unknown Locations, Addenda, Uncertain Readings (Open in Zotero)
  • Le Corpus des sceaux de l’empire byzantin (Open in Zotero)
  • Byzantine Lead Seals, Vol. 1 (Open in Zotero)