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Theodosios/Theodore patriarch of Antioch (eleventh century)

Accession Number:
BZS 1955.1.4950

Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 9.16; Laurent, Corpus 5.3, no. 2021.

Details

Diameter:
28 mm

Obverse

Theodosios/Theodore patriarch of Antioch (eleventh century)

Half-length representation of St. Peter blessing with his right hand and holding a long cross in his left. Inscription in two columns: |Π|ΕΤ|Ρ|Ο : Ὁ ἅ(γιος) Πέτρο(ς). Within a border of dots, the remains of a circular inscription:

ΚΕΟΗ.

Κ(ύρι)ε βοή[θει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ]

Reverse

Theodosios/Theodore patriarch of Antioch (eleventh century)

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

.ΘΕΟ.
Π̅Ρ̅ΙΑΡΧΗ
Θ̅Υ̅ΠΟΛΕΣ
ΜΕΓΑΛΗΣ
ΑΝΤΙΟΧˊ

Θεοδ[. . .] π(ατ)ριάρχῃ Θ(εο)υπόλεως Μεγάλης Ἀντιοχ(είας)

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Θεοδ[. . .] πατριάρχῃ Θεουπόλεως Μεγάλης Ἀντιοχείας.

Lord, help your servant Theodosios / Theodore patriarch of the Great Theoupolis Antioch.

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Commentary

It is not possible to determine whether the last letter of the first line on the reverse is an omicron or an omega. Hence two attributions are possible: Theodore II (1034–1042) or Theodosios III (1057–after 1059).

 

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