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Andronikos (metropolitan) of Seleukeia (eighth century)

Accession Number:
BZS.1958.106.30

Previous Editions

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

Details

Diameter:
25 mm
Condition:
Blank too small for die. Shallow and inferior engraving

Obverse

Andronikos (metropolitan) of Seleukeia (eighth century)

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

Reverse

Andronikos (metropolitan) of Seleukeia (eighth century)

Inscription of four lines. No border visible.

...
ΡΟΝΙ
.ΟΣΣΛ
ΚΙΣ

Ἀνδρόνικος Σελευκίας

Translation

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

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

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Commentary

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.

 

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