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Sergios metropolitan (of Chalcedon) (seventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Standing St. Euphemia, holding a martyr's cross. On either side the inscription: Η|ΑΓ|ΙΑ|Ε|Υ|ΦΗ|ΜΙ|Α: ἡ ἁγία Εὐφημία. Wreath border.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Wreath border.

+.ΕΡ
ΓΙΟΥΜΗ
ΤΡΟΠΟΛ
ΙΤΟΥ+

Σεργίου μητροπολίτου

Obverse

Standing St. Euphemia, holding a martyr's cross. On either side the inscription: Η|ΑΓ|ΙΑ|Ε|Υ|ΦΗ|ΜΙ|Α: ἡ ἁγία Εὐφημία. Wreath border.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Wreath border.

+.ΕΡ
ΓΙΟΥΜΗ
ΤΡΟΠΟΛ
ΙΤΟΥ+

Σεργίου μητροπολίτου

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4797
Diameter 27.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 77.7a.
Laurent, Corpus V/3, no. 1714.
Zacos-Veglery, no. 1245a.

Translation

Σεργίου μητροπολίτου.

(Seal of) Sergios metropolitan.

Commentary

The image of St. Euphemia confirms the attribution of this seal to a metropolitan of Chalcedon.

In line 1 (rev.), the third letter can be readily distinguished as Ρ; we can be certain that only two spaces are involved between the initial cross and the rho, making it certain that the name of this prelate was Sergios and not Georgios.

Bibliography

  • Catalogue of Byzantine Seals at Dumbarton Oaks and at the Fogg Museum of Art, Vol. 3: West, Northwest, and Central Asia Minor and the Orient (Open in Zotero)
  • Le Corpus des sceaux de l’empire byzantin (Open in Zotero)
  • La géographie ecclésiastique de l’empire byzantin, vol. 2, Les églises et les monastères des grands centres byzantins (Open in Zotero)