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Theophylaktos droungarios of Chalkis (ninth century)

Accession Number:
BZS.1958.106.2023

Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 48.1.
Zacos-Veglery, no. 2587.

Details

Diameter:
25 mm
Condition:
Blank too small for die.

Obverse

Theophylaktos droungarios of Chalkis (ninth century)

Cruciform invocative monogram (indeterminate type); in the quarters: Τ[..]Λ. Wreath border.

Θεοτόκε or Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Theophylaktos droungarios of Chalkis (ninth century)

Inscription of four lines. Wreath border.

.....
ΚΤΔ
.ΓΓΑΡΙ
ΧΑΛΚΙ
ΔΟΣ

Θεοφυλάκτῳ δρουγγαρί Χαλκίδος

Translation

Θεοτόκε or Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Θεοφυλάκτῳ δρουγγαρίῳ Χαλκίδος.

Theotokos or Lord, help your servant Theophylaktos droungarios of Chalkis.

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Commentary

We prefer to list the seals of Chalkis below under Chalkis of Thrace (modern Mecik) rather than Chalkis of Euboia since, to avoid confusion with the former, the latter is usually called "Euripos" in episcopal lists and on seals (see, e.g., Darrouzès, Notitiae, no. 7 line 497, no. 9 line 381, etc. and the ninth/tenth-century seal of Luke, "bishop of Euripos": Konstantopoulos, no. 68). Chalkis was organized as an episcopal see by at least the late eighth century (DHGE, 12 [1950], col. 278; cf. Asdracha, Thrace orientale, 251, 295-96) and was a suffragan of Herakleia.

 

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