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George archbishop of Euripos (tenth/eleventh century)

Accession Number:
BZS.1958.106.358

Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 14.1.
Laurent, Corpus V/3, no. 1826.

Details

Diameter:
21 mm
Condition:
Corroded.

Obverse

George archbishop of Euripos (tenth/eleventh century)

Bust of St. George, indistinct. Part of an inscription visible on either side: Γ|.|Ρ|Γ: ὁ ἅγιος Γεώργιος. Border of dots.

Reverse

George archbishop of Euripos (tenth/eleventh century)

Inscription of four lines, decoration below. Border of dots.

ΓΕΡ
ΓΙΑΡΧΙ
ΕΠΙΣΚΟΠ
ΕΥΡΙΠ

Γεωργίῳ ἀρχιεπισκόπῳ Εὐρίπου

Translation

Γεωργίῳ ἀρχιεπισκόπῳ Εὐρίπου.

George archbishop of Euripos.

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Commentary

Ancient and modern Chalkis on Euboia. The bishopric was first known as Chalkis, then, from 869 onward, as Euripos, a name appearing in all notitae episcopatuum. A bishopric in 943, Euripos was promoted to the rank of archbishopric during the 11th century (this seal), but then was demoted back to the rank of bishopric once more at the beginning of the reign of Alexios I. See Laurent, Corpus V/1, 45; Koder-Hild, Hellas, 156-58; Fedalto, 497-98; Lihačev, Molivdovuly, 158, pl. LXVIII, no. 6.

 

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