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Constantine archbishop of Apameia (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Two bearded saints standing to front: the one at left has a long beard, blesses with his right hand, and holds a long cross with his left hand; vertical inscription: |γε|.μ|.ν,|σ : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Γε[ρ]μ[α]ν(ό)ς, no doubt the patriarch of Constantinople (Syn. Eccl. CP, 677, line 20); the other saint has a shorter beard and holds a rotulus in his right hand and an unidentified object in his left hand.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

+κ̅ων
αρχ'επ
σκοποα
παμι.

Κων(σταντίνῳ) ἀρχ(ι)επ[ι]σκόπο Ἀπαμί[ας]

Obverse

Two bearded saints standing to front: the one at left has a long beard, blesses with his right hand, and holds a long cross with his left hand; vertical inscription: |γε|.μ|.ν,|σ : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Γε[ρ]μ[α]ν(ό)ς, no doubt the patriarch of Constantinople (Syn. Eccl. CP, 677, line 20); the other saint has a shorter beard and holds a rotulus in his right hand and an unidentified object in his left hand.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

+κ̅ων
αρχ'επ
σκοποα
παμι.

Κων(σταντίνῳ) ἀρχ(ι)επ[ι]σκόπο Ἀπαμί[ας]

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.174
Diameter 18.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 43.2.

Laurent, Corpus V/1, no. 820.

Translation

Κωνσταντίνῳ ἀρχιεπισκόπο Ἀπαμίας.

Constantine, archbishop of Apameia.

Commentary

Apameia (close to modern Moudania) is located northwest of Broussa. It was a bishopric before 381, archbishopric before the mid-seventh century, metropolis between 1066 and 1071, and mentioned for the last time in 1318 (Darrouzès, Notitiae, 123, 126; Laurent, Corpus V/1, 616). It must be distinguished from the bishopric of Apameia of Pisidia.