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Akindynos bishop of Panidos (ninth/twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin (partially obliterated), holding medallion of Christ before her. In the circumference, between two borders of dots, remnants of inscription.

...ΟΗΘΕΙ....

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. No visible border.

.ΑΚΙΝ
ΔΥΝΕΠΙ
ΣΚΠΠ
ΑΝΙΔ

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ἀκινδύνῳ ἐπισκώπῳ Πανίδου

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin (partially obliterated), holding medallion of Christ before her. In the circumference, between two borders of dots, remnants of inscription.

...ΟΗΘΕΙ....

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. No visible border.

.ΑΚΙΝ
ΔΥΝΕΠΙ
ΣΚΠΠ
ΑΝΙΔ

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ἀκινδύνῳ ἐπισκώπῳ Πανίδου

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1850
Diameter 22.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 57.1.
Laurent, Corpus V/1, no. 313.

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ἀκινδύνῳ ἐπισκώπῳ Πανίδου.

Theotokos, help your servant Akindynos bishop of Panidos.

Commentary

Cf. Asdracha, Thrace orientale, 293.

The diocese, modern Panados, was located along the coastline of the Sea of Marmara in the vicinity of Raidestos. It was a suffragan bishopric of Herakleia. Cf. Laurent, Corpus V/1, 222 and Asdracha Thrace orientale, 248-49, 293-94.