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Theodore metropolitan of Apameia (eleventh/twelfth century)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.804
Diameter 18 mm
Condition Chipped along the top.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 43.3.

Laurent, Corpus V/1, no. 799.

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin orans, the medallion of Christ before her. On either side the sigla: ̅-θ̅υ : Μ(ήτη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, cross above. Border of dots.

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θεοδ
ρ,̅οπο
λιτ,απα
μιας

Θεοδώρ(ῳ) μ(ητ)ροπολίτ(ῃ) Ἀπαμίας

Translation

Θεοδώρῳ μητροπολίτῃ Ἀπαμίας.

Theodore, metropolitan 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.1951.31.5.804
Diameter 18 mm
Condition Chipped along the top.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 43.3.

Laurent, Corpus V/1, no. 799.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.804
Diameter 18 mm
Condition Chipped along the top.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 43.3.

Laurent, Corpus V/1, no. 799.

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