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Philotheos (bishop) of Kyme (eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1947.2.206
Diameter 24 mm
Condition Corroded.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 20.1.

Laurent, Corpus V/1, no. 298.


Bust of St. John the Evangelist blessing with his right hand and holding a book in his left hand. On right side part of a vertical inscription: ο|λο|γο|σ : [ὁ ἅ(γιος) Ἰω(άννης) ὁ Θε]ολόγος. Border of dots.


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


Θεολ(ό)γε βοήθ(ει) Φιλοθέῳ Κύμης.


Θεολόγε βοήθει Φιλοθέῳ Κύμης.

Theologos, help Philotheos of Kyme.


Kyme (modern Nemrut Köy), a coastal city to the north of Phocaea, was a suffragan bishopric of Ephesos mentioned in all notitiae from the seventh to the thirteenth centuries. Its first known bishop is attested in 431, the last in 1229. See Laurent, Corpus V/1, 211; Culerrier, Suffragants d'Ephèse, 156-57 (episcopal list).