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Sisinnios metropolitan of Perge (seventh/eighth century)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4832
Diameter 30 mm
Field diameter 18 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 75.1.
Laurent, Corpus V/3, no. 1744.
Zacos-Veglery, no. 1002.

Obverse

Inscription of four lines, a decoration above. Wreath border.

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σισιν
ιουμη
τροπολ
ιτ.υ 

Σισινίου μητροπολίτου

Reverse

Inscription of two lines between floral decorations. Wreath border.


περγ
ησ
 

Πέργης

Translation

Σισινίου μητροπολίτου Πέργης.

(Seal of) Sisinnios metropolitan of Perge.

Commentary

Perge, the ecclesiastical metropolis of Pamphylia (ruins 15 km to the northeast of Attaleia), was represented at the Council of Ankyra in 314. It appears in all the notitiae. It seems that sometime around 800, the metropolitan moved (with the population) to the nearby administrative center of Syllaion (ruins between Yanköy and Asar Köyü, further east), so that the metropolitan became known as Πέργης ἤτοι Συλλαίου. In the 15th century we meet the (titular) metropolitan Πέργης καὶ Ἀτταλείας (L. Petit, X. Siderides, M. Jugie, Oeuvres complètes de Gennade Scholarios III [Paris, 1930], 193). See Laurent, Corpus V/1, 407; Fedalto, 246; Zgusta, 484, 568; V. Ruggieri-F. Nethercott, "The Metropolitan City of Syllion and its Churches," JÖB 36 (1986) 133-56; ODB III, 1980.

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4832
Diameter 30 mm
Field diameter 18 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 75.1.
Laurent, Corpus V/3, no. 1744.
Zacos-Veglery, no. 1002.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4832
Diameter 30 mm
Field diameter 18 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 75.1.
Laurent, Corpus V/3, no. 1744.
Zacos-Veglery, no. 1002.

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