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Theodore metropolitan of Chalcedon (tenth/eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Indistinct bust of the Virgin holding the medallion of Christ before her. Sigla: ΜΡ̅ΘΥ̅ : Μ(ήτη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Within a border of dots, traces of a circular inscription.

+ΘΚΕ...........Λ

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σδούλ

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

+..Ο
ΔΡ,Μ̅Ρ̅Ο̅
ΠΟΛΙΤ,
ΧΑΛΚΗ
Δ

Θεοδώρ μητροπολίτ Χαλκηδόνος

Obverse

Indistinct bust of the Virgin holding the medallion of Christ before her. Sigla: ΜΡ̅ΘΥ̅ : Μ(ήτη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Within a border of dots, traces of a circular inscription.

+ΘΚΕ...........Λ

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σδούλ

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

+..Ο
ΔΡ,Μ̅Ρ̅Ο̅
ΠΟΛΙΤ,
ΧΑΛΚΗ
Δ

Θεοδώρ μητροπολίτ Χαλκηδόνος

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4836
Diameter 20.0 mm; field: 16.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 77.8.

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Θεοδώρῳ μητροπολίτῃ Χαλκηδόνος.

Mother of God, help your servant Theodore, metropolitan of Chalcedon.

Commentary

The prelate attested here may be the Theodore who is known to have held the office in 1027-1030 (Rhallès-Potlès V, 24, 32; Ficker, Erlasse, 19.