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Theodosios monk and bishop of Andrapa (eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4685
Diameter 25 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 25.3.


Bust of the Virgin with a medallion of Christ. Sigla: ..-θ̅υ : [Μ(ήτη)ρ] Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.


Inscription of six lines, a decoration above. Border of dots.

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Θ(εοτό)κε β(οή)θ(ει) τῷ σῷ δού(λῳ) [Θ]ε[ο]δοσ(ίῳ) (μον)αχ(ῷ) [(καὶ)] ἐπ(ι)σκόπ(ῳ) [Ἀ]νδράπω(ν)


Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Θεοδοσίῳ μοναχῷ καὶ ἐπισκόπῳ Ἀνδράπων.

Mother of God, help your servant Theodosios, monk and bishop of Andrapa.


Andrapa (also known as Neapolis and Neoklaudioupolis), the modern Vezirköprü, was an episcopal see as early as the Vth century. It is mentioned as a bishopric of Helenopontos under the metropolitan of Amaseia in the Notitiae episcopatuum from the sixth to the thirteenth century (Darrouzès, Notitiae, 209, 357). See Laurent, Corpus V/1, 311 (list of bishops in Fedalto, HEO I, 79-80; Galatien und Lykaonien, 126; Brandes, 123; Zgusta, 75-76; Mikra Asia them., 149.