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Theodosios (?) Morocharzanes, hypatos and kommerkiarios of Chaldia (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

The Virgin standing frontally on a suppedion, holding Christ on her left arm between two saints; the one partly preserved, at right, raises his hands in supplication. No epigraphy or border visible.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines. No visible border.

.εοδο
υπ.
μερκ
χλ
μοροχρ
νη

[Θ]εοδο[σί(ῳ)?] ὑπά[τῳ κο]μερκ[ιαρίῳ] Χαλ[δίας τ(ῷ)] Μοροχαρζάνῃ

Obverse

The Virgin standing frontally on a suppedion, holding Christ on her left arm between two saints; the one partly preserved, at right, raises his hands in supplication. No epigraphy or border visible.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines. No visible border.

.εοδο
υπ.
μερκ
χλ
μοροχρ
νη

[Θ]εοδο[σί(ῳ)?] ὑπά[τῳ κο]μερκ[ιαρίῳ] Χαλ[δίας τ(ῷ)] Μοροχαρζάνῃ

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5120
Diameter 24.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 32.27.

Translation

Θεοδοσίῳ ὑπάτῳ κομερκιαρίῳ Χαλδίας τῷ Μοροχαρζάνῃ.

Theodosios Morocharzanes, hypatos and kommerkiarios of Chaldia.

Commentary

The restoration of the first name is not secure. It could as well be Θεόδουλος or Θεόδοτος. A tax collector named Theodoulos is mentioned in the miracles of St. Eugenios (J.O. Rosenqvist, The Hagiographic Dossier of St. Eugenios of Trebizond in Codex Athous Dionysiou 154 [Uppsala, 1996], 350.