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Constantine archbishop of Apameia (eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.174
Diameter 18 mm
Condition Blank too small for die.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 43.2.

Laurent, Corpus V/1, no. 820.

Obverse

Two bearded saints standing to front: the one at left has a long beard, blesses with his right hand, and holds a long cross with his left hand; vertical inscription: |γε|.μ|.ν,|σ : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Γε[ρ]μ[α]ν(ό)ς, no doubt the patriarch of Constantinople (Syn. Eccl. CP, 677, line 20); the other saint has a shorter beard and holds a rotulus in his right hand and an unidentified object in his left hand.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

+κ̅ων
αρχ'επ
σκοποα
παμι.

Κων(σταντίνῳ) ἀρχ(ι)επ[ι]σκόπο Ἀπαμί[ας]

Translation

Κωνσταντίνῳ ἀρχιεπισκόπο Ἀπαμίας.

Constantine, archbishop of Apameia.

Commentary

Apameia (close to modern Moudania) is located northwest of Broussa. It was a bishopric before 381, archbishopric before the mid-seventh century, metropolis between 1066 and 1071, and mentioned for the last time in 1318 (Darrouzès, Notitiae, 123, 126; Laurent, Corpus V/1, 616). It must be distinguished from the bishopric of Apameia of Pisidia.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.174
Diameter 18 mm
Condition Blank too small for die.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 43.2.

Laurent, Corpus V/1, no. 820.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.174
Diameter 18 mm
Condition Blank too small for die.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 43.2.

Laurent, Corpus V/1, no. 820.

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