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Euthymios poimen (= metropolitan) of Patrai in Hellas (twelfth century)

Accession Number:
BZS 1958.106.52

Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 18.1.
Laurent, Corpus V/1, no. 763.

Details

Diameter:
35 mm
Condition:
Breaks.

Obverse

Euthymios poimen (= metropolitan) of Patrai in Hellas (twelfth century)

Inscription of four lines, a cross above. Border of dots.


ΕΥΘΥΜΙ
.ΥΣΦΡΑΓΙΣ
.ΑΠΑΤΡΩ.
ΠΟΙΜΕΝΟΣ

Reverse

Euthymios poimen (= metropolitan) of Patrai in Hellas (twelfth century)

Inscription of five lines, a cross above. Border of dots.

ΤΩΝΕ
ΛΛΑΔΙΚΩΝ
ΟΥΧΙΤΩ
ΚΑΤΩΤ.
ΡΩ

Εὐθυμίου σφράγισμα Πατρῶν ποιμένος
τῶν Ἑλλαδικῶν, οὐχὶ τῶν κατωτέρω

Translation

Εὐθυμίου σφράγισμα Πατρῶν ποιμένος τῶν Ἑλλαδικῶν, οὐχὶ τῶν κατωτέρω.

Seal of Euthymios metropolitan of Patrai, the one in Hellas, not the one down south.

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Commentary

The inscription consists of two twelve-syllable verses, the second pointing out that Euthymios was metropolitan of Neai Patrai (today Hypate) in the theme of Hellas, not to be confused with the Patrai "down south" in the Peloponnese (cf. Bon, Péloponnèse, 159, 160).

On the bishopric of Neai Patrai, see Darrouzès, Notitiae, no. 4, line 491(?), and no. 7, line 685; Laurent, Corpus V/1, 581; Avramea, 199-201; Koder-Hild, Hellas, 223-24; Fedalto, 467-68.

 

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