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Theodore bishop of Sozopolis (eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.101
Diameter 21 mm
Condition Corroded.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 79.3.
Laurent, Corpus V/1, no. 721.

Obverse

Faint bust of St. Theodore holding a spear. Traces of inscription in two columns: |ΘΕ|Ο|ΔΟ|ΡΟ|Σ: Ὁ ἅγιος Θεόδορος. No visible border.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines followed by a row of pellets. No visible border.

ΘΕΟΔ
Ρ,ΕΠΙΣΚΟ
Π,ΣΟΖΟΠ
ΛΕΟΣ
···

Θεοδώρ ἐπισκόπ Σοζοπόλεος

Translation

Θεοδώρῳ ἐπισκόπῳ Σοζοπόλεος.

Theodore bishop of Sozopolis.

Commentary

It should be noted that two bishoprics share this name: Sozopolis of Thrace and Sozopolis of Pisidia. Laurent assigned this seal to the former, but we have to admit that there is no compelling reason for this attribution.