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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.