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Theodosios bishop of Amorion (eighth century)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.176
Diameter 25 mm
Condition Corroded (obv.).
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 88.4.
Laurent, Corpus V/1, no. 502.
Cf. Sig., 268.

Obverse

Indistinct outline of a cruciform invocative monogram. No inscription or border visible.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. No visible border.

ΘΕΟΔ
ΣΙΕΠ
ΣΚΟΠ
ΜΟΡ

Θεοδοσίῳ ἐπισκόπῳ τοῦ Ἀμορίου

Translation

Θεοδοσίῳ ἐπισκόπῳ τοῦ Ἀμορίου.

(Lord or Mother of God, help) Theodosios, bishop of Amorion.

Commentary

Laurent may have been correct in identifying the owner of this seal as Theodosios bishop of Amorion, a converted iconoclast, who attended the Council of 787 (cf. Mansi, XII, cols. 1007, 1011, 1098, 1154; XIII, col. 141, 724) several years after having successfully defended his see against the Arabs.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.176
Diameter 25 mm
Condition Corroded (obv.).
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 88.4.
Laurent, Corpus V/1, no. 502.
Cf. Sig., 268.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.176
Diameter 25 mm
Condition Corroded (obv.).
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 88.4.
Laurent, Corpus V/1, no. 502.
Cf. Sig., 268.

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