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Andronikos (metropolitan) of Seleukeia (eighth century)

 
 

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (indeterminate type). In the quarters: [τῷ σῷ] δούλ[ῳ]. No border visible.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. No border visible.

...
ΡΟΝΙ
.ΟΣΣΛ
ΚΙΣ

Ἀνδρόνικος Σελευκίας

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (indeterminate type). In the quarters: [τῷ σῷ] δούλ[ῳ]. No border visible.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. No border visible.

...
ΡΟΝΙ
.ΟΣΣΛ
ΚΙΣ

Ἀνδρόνικος Σελευκίας

Accession number BZS.1958.106.30
Diameter 25.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 6.25.
Laurent, Corpus 5.2, no. 1545.

Translation

Κύριε/Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ. 'Ανδρόνικος Σελευκίας.

Lord (or Theotokos), help your servant. Andronikos (metropolitan) of Seleukeia.

Commentary

This entry follows Laurent in assigning this seal and BZS.1958.106.114 to the metropolitanate of Seleukeia of Isauria (also called Seleukeia of Pamphylia in the Notitiae); but Seleukeia of Sidera cannot be ruled out. Neither seal specifies the office of the owner or distinguishes Seleukeia of Isauria (unlike BZS.1947.2.187), nor do they depict St. Thekla, as does the seal of the metropolitan Nikephoros, published by Cheynet (“Sceaux byzantins,” no. 68), who comments on the unmistakable affiliation.