You are here:Home/Resources/ Byzantine Seals/ Search the Catalogue/ Theodosios monk and hegoumenos of the Imperial Monastery (tenth/eleventh century)

Theodosios monk and hegoumenos of the Imperial Monastery (tenth/eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type X); in the quarters: .σ|λ : [τ]ῷ σῷ δούλῳ. At right, two six-rayed stars at top and bottom. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines followed by decoration. Indeterminate border.

θε
οοση.
μοναχ
ηγμ,τι
σ,μον


Θεοδοσή[ῳ] μοναχ(ῷ) (καὶ) ἡγουμ(ένῳ) τῖς Β(ασιλικῆς) Μον(ῆς)

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type X); in the quarters: .σ|λ : [τ]ῷ σῷ δούλῳ. At right, two six-rayed stars at top and bottom. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines followed by decoration. Indeterminate border.

θε
οοση.
μοναχ
ηγμ,τι
σ,μον


Θεοδοσή[ῳ] μοναχ(ῷ) (καὶ) ἡγουμ(ένῳ) τῖς Β(ασιλικῆς) Μον(ῆς)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4940
Diameter 21.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 78.1.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Θεοδοσήῳ μοναχῷ καὶ ἡγουμένῳ τῖς Βασιλικῆς Μονῆς.

Lord, help your servant Theodosios, monk and hegoumenos of the Imperial Monastery.

Commentary

Laurent (Corpus 5.3: nos. 1904–5) published only two of several specimens from the Dumbarton Oaks collections attesting the existence of a monastery known as the "Imperial," an establishment that, under this name at least, is not otherwise known.