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Metropolitan of the Holy Church of Tyana (seventh century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.461
Diameter 24 mm
Condition Chipped; punctured (obverse).
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 47.1a.

Laurent, Corpus V/3, no. 1724; Zacos-Veglery, no. 936.

Obverse

Inscription of four lines. Wreath border.

+του
μητρο
πολι
τοΥ

Τοῦ μητροπολίτου

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Wreath border.

τησ
γεκ
κλτυ
σ

τῆς ἁγίας ἐκκλησίας Τυάνης

Translation

Τοῦ μητροπολίτου τῆς ἁγίας ἐκκλησίας Τυάνης.

(Seal of) the metropolitan of the Holy Church of Tyana.

Commentary

This seal and BZS.1958.106.462 come from the same boulloterion. BZS.1958.106.463 comes from a different boulloterion than these two, but it has the same inscription and dates from the same time period.

Today Kemerhisar (formerly Denee), is approximately 65 km northwest of the Cilician Gates. Tyana became the metropolis of Cappadocia II in the fourth century and is attested until the fourteenth. It had a second name, Christoupolis (Darrouzès, Notitiae, no. 4, l. 19; no. 15, l. 14). See Zgusta, 637-638; Hild-Restle, Kappadokien, 298-99; ODB III, 2130; Mikra Asia them., 136-137; Laurent, Corpus V/1, 316. List of metropolitans in Fedalto, HEO I, 30-31.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.461
Diameter 24 mm
Condition Chipped; punctured (obverse).
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 47.1a.

Laurent, Corpus V/3, no. 1724; Zacos-Veglery, no. 936.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1958.106.461
Diameter 24 mm
Condition Chipped; punctured (obverse).
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 47.1a.

Laurent, Corpus V/3, no. 1724; Zacos-Veglery, no. 936.