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Andronikos (metropolitan) of Seleukeia (eighth century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.30
Diameter 25 mm
Condition Blank too small for die. Shallow and inferior engraving
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 6.25.
Laurent, Corpus 5.2, no. 1545.


Cruciform invocative monogram (indeterminate type). In the quarters: [τῷ σῷ] δούλ[ῳ]. No border visible.


Inscription of four lines. No border visible.


Ἀνδρόνικος Σελευκίας


Κύριε/Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ. 'Ανδρόνικος Σελευκίας.

Lord (or Theotokos), help your servant. Andronikos (metropolitan) of Seleukeia.


This entry follows Laurent in assigning this seal and BZS.1958.106.114 to the metropolitanate of Seleukeia of Isauria (also called Seleukeia of Pamphylia in the Notitiae); but Seleukeia of Sidera cannot be ruled out. Neither seal specifies the office of the owner or distinguishes Seleukeia of Isauria (unlike BZS.1947.2.187), nor do they depict St. Thekla, as does the seal of the metropolitan Nikephoros, published by Cheynet (“Sceaux byzantins,” no. 68), who comments on the unmistakable affiliation.