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Theodosios monk and patriarch of Antioch (1057–after 1059)

Accession Number:
BZS 1958.106.14

Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 9.15a; Laurent, Corpus 5.2: no. 152. Parallel specimens published in Zacos, Seals II, no. 57a, and Cheynet, “Sceaux byzantins,” no. 64.

Details

Diameter:
20 mm
Field:
16 mm
Condition:
Reverse die is one mm larger (17) than obverse

Obverse

Theodosios monk and patriarch of Antioch (1057–after 1059)

Bust of the prophet Elias with hands upraised. Inscription in two columns: Ο|ΠΡ|ΦΗ|ΛΙ|Σ : Ὁ πρ(ο)φ(ήτης) Ἠλί(α)ς. Border of dots.

Reverse

Theodosios monk and patriarch of Antioch (1057–after 1059)

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

Κ̅Ε̅,Θ,
ΘΕΟΟΣΙ
ΜΟΝΑΧϗ
Π̅Ρ̅ΙΑΡΧΙ
ΑΝΤΙΟΧ

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) Θεοδοσίῳ μοναχ(ῷ) (καὶ) π(ατ)ριάρχι Ἀντιοχ(είας)

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει Θεοδοσίῳ μοναχῷ καὶ πατριάρχι Ἀντιοχείας.

Lord, help Theodosios monk and patriarch of Antioch.

Audio

Commentary

The owner of this seal was probably Theodosios III Chrysoberges, patriarch from before 30 August 1057 until well after 4 April 1059 (Grumel, “Patriarcat,” 142–44). Other seals of Theodosios are published by Laurent, Corpus 5.2: nos. 1522–24; Corpus 5.3: no. 2021 (see below); Zacos, Seals II, nos. 57b, c, and d; Likhachev, Molivdovuly, p. 79 (no. LXI, 1); Seyrig, no. 234; and Seibt-Zarnitz, no. 5.1.7. One more appeared in the Sternberg Sale XXV (25–26 Nov. 1991), no. 489, as noted in SBS 3 (1993): 204.

 

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