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Stephanos thytes (bishop) of Sozopolis (tenth/eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4140
Diameter 18 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 79.2.

Obverse

Bust of saint. Details obscure; no legible epigraphy (perhaps an Α at left) and no visible border.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

ΣΦΡΑΓ,
ΕΦΑΝ
ΣΖΟΠΟ
ΛΕΣΘ
.Τ,

Σφραγὶς Στεφάνου Σωζοπόλεως θύτου

Translation

Σφραγὶς Στεφάνου Σωζοπόλεως θύτου.

Seal of Stephen, bishop of Sozopolis.

Commentary

The inscription is a correct twelve-syllable verse.