You are here:Home/Resources/ Byzantine Seals/ Search the Catalogue/ Elpidios and Polyeuktos (?), chartoularioi (sixth/seventh century)

Elpidios and Polyeuktos (?), chartoularioi (sixth/seventh century)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.147
Diameter 24 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Laurent, Corpus V/1, no. 968.

Obverse

Cruciform monogram. Wreath border.

δ -  - ι - κ - λ - ο - π -  - τ - υ

Ἐλπιδίου (καὶ) Πολυεύκτου

Reverse

Cruciform monogram. Wreath border.

 - ι - λ - ο - ρ - τ - υ - χ - 

χαρτουλαρίων

Translation

Ἐλπιδίου καὶ Πολυεύκτου χαρτουλαρίων.

(Seal of) Elpidios and Polyeuktos, chartoularioi.

Commentary

This seal is parallel to BZS.1951.31.5.3191, but comes from a different boulloterion.

The obverse is slightly ambiguous, and could be resolved in numerous ways, however these two names effectively solve it and seem just as valid as any other resolution. It is possible that the qualifier τοῦ δεσποτικοῦ is also present on the obverse with perhaps another name or title, but this seems unlikely, as there is clearly a plural title on the reverse so it is logical that there would be two names on the obverse.

Accession number BZS.1955.1.147
Diameter 24 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Laurent, Corpus V/1, no. 968.

Accession number BZS.1955.1.147
Diameter 24 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Laurent, Corpus V/1, no. 968.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1955.1.147
Diameter 24 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Laurent, Corpus V/1, no. 968.