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Christodoulos hegoumenos of the monastery of St. Constantine (tenth century)

Accession Number:
BZS.1958.106.246

Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 72.1; Laurent, Corpus 5.2: no. 1144.

Details

Diameter:
25 mm
Field:
19 mm
Condition:
Two holes

Obverse

Christodoulos hegoumenos of the monastery of St. Constantine (tenth century)

Patriarchal cross on two steps with fleurons rising beyond the lower transverse bar. Along the circumference, the remains of a circular invocative inscription.

ειτσ..ουλο

Κ[ύριε β(οή)θ]ει τῷ σ[ῷ δ]ούλο

Reverse

Christodoulos hegoumenos of the monastery of St. Constantine (tenth century)

Inscription of six lines. Border of dots.

.χρι
..οδλˋ.
γμεν..
νιταγˋ
κονστ
ανˋ

Χρι[στ]οδούλ(ῳ) [ἡ]γουμέν(ῳ) [μο]νῖ(ς) τοῦ ἁγ[ί](ου) Κονσταν(τίνου)

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλο Χριστοδούλῳ ἡγουμένῳ μονῖς τοῦ ἁγίου Κονσταντίνου.

Lord, help your servant Christodoulos hegoumenos of the monastery of St. Constantine.

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Commentary

The seal may possibly refer to a monastery of St. Constantine founded by Basil I between 877 and 880 (Laurent, Corpus 5.2: p. 71). Since the invocation involves a masculine ending, it is unclear why Laurent postulated that the owner might be a nun, Χριστοδούλῃ ἡγουμένῃ.

 

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