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Christodoulos deacon (eighth/ninth century)

Accession number BZS.1947.2.303
Diameter 33 mm
Field diameter 25 mm
Previous Editions

Laurent, Corpus V/2, no. 1024.

Obverse

Greek cross with arms that are enlarged and ornamented by pellets at their ends. In an X across it, is another cross. Around, circular inscription within a border of dots.

..ΓΙΑΕΣΠΟΙΝΑΘΕΟΤΟΚΕΒΟΗΘ..

γία δέσποινα Θεοτόκε βοήθει

Reverse

Greek cross with arms that are enlarged and ornamented by pellets at their ends. In an X across it, is another cross. Around, circular inscription within a border of dots.

...ΙΣΤΟΟΥΛΩΙΑΚΟΝΩ

Χριστοδούλῳ διακόνῳ

Translation

Ἁγία δέσποινα Θεοτόκε βοήθει Χριστοδούλῳ διακόνῳ.

Holy mistress Theotokos, help Christodoulos deacon.

Commentary

Laurent dates this seal to the tenth century; however based on the style of the lettering--particularly the Β on the obverse--it should instead be dated earlier to the eighth century, or at the latest to the early ninth.

Accession number BZS.1947.2.303
Diameter 33 mm
Field diameter 25 mm
Previous Editions

Laurent, Corpus V/2, no. 1024.

Bibliography

Accession number BZS.1947.2.303
Diameter 33 mm
Field diameter 25 mm
Previous Editions

Laurent, Corpus V/2, no. 1024.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1947.2.303
Diameter 33 mm
Field diameter 25 mm
Previous Editions

Laurent, Corpus V/2, no. 1024.

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