Romanos bishop of Taranto (seventh century)
- Accession Number:
DO Seals 1, no. 11.1.
Zacos-Veglery, no. 2340; the seal is cited in Laurent, Corpus V/3, Concordance, p. 300, no. 926. Laurent published under this number (Corpus V/1) two similar seals from the Carthage and Naples collections, which allow the name of the bishop to be read with certainty. The one reproduced on pl. 926 is from the same boulloterion as the DO specimen.
- 25 mm
Cruciform invocative monogram (type II); in the quarters: the name of the bishop: ..|Μ.|ΝΟΥ. Wreath border.
Θεοτόκε βοήθει Ῥωμανοῦ
Θεοτόκε βοήθει Ῥωμανοῦ episcopi Taranti.
Theotokos, help Romanos bishop of Taranto.
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