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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.

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)
  • Syntagma tōn theiōn kai hierōn kanonōn tōn te hagiōn kai paneuphēmōn apostolōn (Open in Zotero)
  • Erlasse des Patriarchen von Konstantinopel Alexios Studites (Open in Zotero)