You are here:Home/Resources/ Byzantine Seals/ Search the Catalogue/ Philotheos metropolitan of Euchaita (tenth century)

Philotheos metropolitan of Euchaita (tenth century)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2610
Diameter 20 mm
Condition Blank too small for die. Broken along the channel (obverse).
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 16.6.

Laurent, Corpus V/1, no. 766, a second specimen of the IFEB collection is also published. Another seal of a tenth-century metropolitan of Euchaita Philotheos, with bilateral inscription, is published in Seyrig, no. 248.


Bust of St. Theodore holding a martyr's cross before him in his right hand. Inscription in two columns: ο|θ|ε-.|δ|ρ|ο : Ὁ (ἅγιος) Θε[ό]δ(ω)ρο(ς). Border of dots.


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


[Φ]ιλ[ο]θέῳ μ[η]τ[ρ]οπολ(ίτῃ) Εὐχαΐτων


Φιλοθέῳ μητροπολίτῃ Εὐχαΐτων.

Philotheos, metropolitan of Euchaita.


As Laurent pointed out, Philotheos of Euchaita distinguished himself as ambassador of the emperors Nikephoros Phokas and John Tzimiskes and seems to have received at the end (after issuing the present specimen) the title of synkellos (Dölger, Regesten nos. 695, 718, 739, 740).