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Theodoulos bishop of Palaia Polis (ninth/tenth century)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4686
Diameter 22 mm
Condition Dented.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 107.1.
Laurent, Corpus V/3, no. 1804.

Obverse

A cross on three steps. Within concentric circles of dots, a circular inscription.

......ΟΗΘ...ΣΔΟΥΛ

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

ΘΕΔ
ΟΥΛΕΠΗ
ΣΚΟΠΠ
ΛΕΟΣΠΑΛ.
.ΑΣΑ

Θεωδούλῳ ἐπησκόπῳ Πώλεος Παλαιᾶς ἀμήν

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Θεωδούλῳ ἐπησκόπῳ Πώλεος Παλαιᾶς. Ἀμήν.

Lord, help your servant Theodoulos, bishop of Palaia Polis. Amen.

Commentary

There were two bishoprics named Palaiopolis in Byzantine times: the first, a suffragan of Ephesos in Asia, is identified with Balayanbolu on the left bank of the Kaystros river; the second, also called Ἀλέους or Ἀλεεροῦ, a suffragan of Perge/Sylaion of Pamphylia, is sought close to the river Lysis. See Laurent, Corpus V/1, 147; RE 18, 2448-49.

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4686
Diameter 22 mm
Condition Dented.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 107.1.
Laurent, Corpus V/3, no. 1804.

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4686
Diameter 22 mm
Condition Dented.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 107.1.
Laurent, Corpus V/3, no. 1804.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4686
Diameter 22 mm
Condition Dented.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 107.1.
Laurent, Corpus V/3, no. 1804.

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