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Theodore metropolitan of Synada (eighth century)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4838
Diameter 29 mm
Field diameter 21 mm
Condition Damaged on obv.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 98.1.

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V). In the quarters: ΤΩΔ|.ΟΣ. Wreath border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει το δούλο σου

Reverse

Inscription of four lines preceded and followed by decoration. Wreath border.


ΘΕΔ
ΡΜΗΤΡ
ΠΛΙΤΙΣΥ
ΝΑΔΟΝ


Θεοδώρῳ μητρωπωλίτι Συνάδον

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει το δούλο σου Θεοδώρῳ μητρωπωλίτι Συνάδον.

Theotokos, help your servant Theodore, metropolitan of Synada.

Commentary

Synada (modern Şuhut, at 26 km to the south of Afyon Karahisar) was Christianised in ancient times. Its bishops are attested from the third century, and it was a metropolis in a region where heresies were rampant. Although poor and situated in an unproductive region, the metropolis seems to have survived as late as the fourteenth century. See Laurent, Corpus V/3, 93; Phrygien und Pisidien, 393-95; ODB III, 1990.

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4838
Diameter 29 mm
Field diameter 21 mm
Condition Damaged on obv.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 98.1.

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4838
Diameter 29 mm
Field diameter 21 mm
Condition Damaged on obv.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 98.1.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4838
Diameter 29 mm
Field diameter 21 mm
Condition Damaged on obv.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 98.1.

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