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Euthymios poimen (= metropolitan) of Patrai in Hellas (twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

Inscription of four lines, a cross above. Border of dots.


ΕΥΘΥΜΙ
.ΥΣΦΡΑΓΙΣ
.ΑΠΑΤΡΩ.
ΠΟΙΜΕΝΟΣ

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, a cross above. Border of dots.

ΤΩΝΕ
ΛΛΑΔΙΚΩΝ
ΟΥΧΙΤΩ
ΚΑΤΩΤ.
ΡΩ

Εὐθυμίου σφράγισμα Πατρῶν ποιμένος
τῶν Ἑλλαδικῶν, οὐχὶ τῶν κατωτέρω

Obverse

Inscription of four lines, a cross above. Border of dots.


ΕΥΘΥΜΙ
.ΥΣΦΡΑΓΙΣ
.ΑΠΑΤΡΩ.
ΠΟΙΜΕΝΟΣ

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, a cross above. Border of dots.

ΤΩΝΕ
ΛΛΑΔΙΚΩΝ
ΟΥΧΙΤΩ
ΚΑΤΩΤ.
ΡΩ

Εὐθυμίου σφράγισμα Πατρῶν ποιμένος
τῶν Ἑλλαδικῶν, οὐχὶ τῶν κατωτέρω

Accession number BZS 1958.106.52
Diameter 35.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 18.1; Laurent, Corpus V/1, no. 763. See also Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 810.

Translation

Εὐθυμίου σφράγισμα Πατρῶν ποιμένος τῶν Ἑλλαδικῶν, οὐχὶ τῶν κατωτέρω.

Seal of Euthymios metropolitan of Patrai, the one in Hellas, not the one down south.

Commentary

The inscription consists of two twelve-syllable verses, the second pointing out that Euthymios was metropolitan of Neai Patrai (today Hypate) in the theme of Hellas, not to be confused with the Patrai "down south" in the Peloponnese (cf. Bon, Péloponnèse, 159, 160).

On the bishopric of Neai Patrai, see Darrouzès, Notitiae, no. 4, line 491(?), and no. 7, line 685; Laurent, Corpus V/1, 581; Avramea, 199-201; Koder-Hild, Hellas, 223-24; Fedalto, 467-68.

Bibliography

  • Catalogue of the Byzantine Seals at Dumbarton Oaks and at the Fogg Museum of Art, Vol. 2: South of the Balkans, the Islands, South of Asia Minor (Open in Zotero)
  • Le Corpus des sceaux de l’empire byzantin (Open in Zotero)
  • Notitiae Episcopatuum Ecclesiae Constantinopolitanae (Open in Zotero)
  • Le Peloponnese byzantin jusqu’en 1204 (Open in Zotero)
  • Μολυβδόβουλλα με γνωστή προέλευση από τις συλλογές του Νομισματικού Μουσείου Αθηνών (Open in Zotero)
  • Hellas und Thessalia (Open in Zotero)
  • Hierarchia Ecclesiastica Orientalis: Series episcoporum ecclesiarum christianarum orientalium (Open in Zotero)