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Sergios metropolitan (of Chalcedon) (seventh century)

Accession Number:
BZS.1955.1.4797

Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 77.7a.
Laurent, Corpus V/3, no. 1714.
Zacos-Veglery, no. 1245a.

Details

Diameter:
27 mm
Condition:
Broken at top

Obverse

Sergios metropolitan (of Chalcedon) (seventh century)

Standing St. Euphemia, holding a martyr's cross. On either side the inscription: Η|ΑΓ|ΙΑ|Ε|Υ|ΦΗ|ΜΙ|Α: ἡ ἁγία Εὐφημία. Wreath border.

Reverse

Sergios metropolitan (of Chalcedon) (seventh century)

Inscription of four lines. Wreath border.

+.ΕΡ
ΓΙΟΥΜΗ
ΤΡΟΠΟΛ
ΙΤΟΥ+

Σεργίου μητροπολίτου

Translation

Σεργίου μητροπολίτου.

(Seal of) Sergios metropolitan.

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Commentary

The image of St. Euphemia confirms the attribution of this seal to a metropolitan of Chalcedon.

In line 1 (rev.), the third letter can be readily distinguished as Ρ; we can be certain that only two spaces are involved between the initial cross and the rho, making it certain that the name of this prelate was Sergios and not Georgios.

 

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