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The proedros (archbishop) of Bizye and synkellos (eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.5029
Diameter 22 mm
Field diameter 18 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 74.4.
Laurent, Corpus V/3, no. 1807.

Obverse

The Virgin standing frontally, holding Christ before her. Sigla: ̅ΘΥ̅: Μήτηρ Θεοῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines preceded and followed by decoration. Border of dots.

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ΣΦΡΑ
ΓΙΣΠΡΟΕ
ΔΡ.ΙΖΥ
ΗΣΚΑΙΣΥ
ΓΚΕΛΛ
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Σφραγὶς προέδρου Βιζύης καὶ συγκέλλου

Translation

Σφραγὶς προέδρου Βιζύης καὶ συγκέλλου.

Seal of the proedros of Bizye and synkellos.

Commentary

The inscription is a twelve-syllable verse. As Laurent, above, and Asdracha, Thrace orientale, 278, noted, this seal would have been issued before 1092, the date of the suppression of the title of synkellos. Asdracha observed that since a Leo was archbishop in 1072 and is known to have been still in office in 1092, the DO specimen should be assigned to the middle decades of the eleventh century.

Accession number BZS.1955.1.5029
Diameter 22 mm
Field diameter 18 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 74.4.
Laurent, Corpus V/3, no. 1807.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1955.1.5029
Diameter 22 mm
Field diameter 18 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 74.4.
Laurent, Corpus V/3, no. 1807.

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