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Theognostos xenodochos of Loupadion (eighth/ninth century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5175
Diameter 25 mm
Field diameter 19 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 55.5.
Zacos-Veglery, no. 2495.

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V). In the quarters: ΤΣ|ΔΛ. Wreath border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Wreath border.

ΕΟ
ΓΝΟΣΤ
ΞΕΝΟΔΧ
Τ,ΛΠ,

Θεογνόστῳ ξενοδ(ό)χ(ῳ) τ(οῦ) Λουπ(αδίου)

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Θεογνόστῳ ξενοδόχῳ τοῦ Λουπαδίου.

Theotokos, help your servant Theognostos, xenodochos of Loupadion.

Commentary

Loupadion/Lopadion (modern Ulubad) was found to the south of the Marmara sea, on the Rhyndakos river, commanding an important bridge of the road leading from Kyzikos to the east. It had a xenodocheion, the existence of which is known to us from several sources, including many seals (cf. Sig., 246, 381; Zacos, Seals II, nos. 111, 266). Our seals show that the city was administrated by an archon and that a kommerikarios probably taxed merchandise in the 9th century.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5175
Diameter 25 mm
Field diameter 19 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 55.5.
Zacos-Veglery, no. 2495.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5175
Diameter 25 mm
Field diameter 19 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 55.5.
Zacos-Veglery, no. 2495.

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