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Theodosios monk and hegoumenos of the Imperial Monastery (tenth/eleventh century)

Accession Number:
BZS.1955.1.4940

Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 78.1.

Details

Diameter:
21 mm

Obverse

Theodosios monk and hegoumenos of the Imperial Monastery (tenth/eleventh century)

Cruciform invocative monogram (type X); in the quarters: .σ|λ : [τ]ῷ σῷ δούλῳ. At right, two six-rayed stars at top and bottom. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Theodosios monk and hegoumenos of the Imperial Monastery (tenth/eleventh century)

Inscription of five lines followed by decoration. Indeterminate border.

θε
οοση.
μοναχ
ηγμ,τι
σ,μον


Θεοδοσή[ῳ] μοναχ(ῷ) (καὶ) ἡγουμ(ένῳ) τῖς Β(ασιλικῆς) Μον(ῆς)

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Θεοδοσήῳ μοναχῷ καὶ ἡγουμένῳ τῖς Βασιλικῆς Μονῆς.

Lord, help your servant Theodosios, monk and hegoumenos of the Imperial Monastery.

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Commentary

Laurent (Corpus 5.3: nos. 1904–5) published only two of several specimens from the Dumbarton Oaks collections attesting the existence of a monastery known as the "Imperial," an establishment that, under this name at least, is not otherwise known.


 

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