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Theodosios metropolitan of Kamachos (tenth/eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4839
Diameter 30 mm
Field diameter 23 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 65.4.


Bust of St. George holding a spear in his right hand and a shield in his left hand. Inscription in two columns: ο|α|γι|ο,-γ|ε|ορ|γι|ο, : Ὁ ἅγιο(ς) Γεόργιο(ς). Border of dots.


Inscription of five lines, a decoration below. Border of dots.


Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) Θεοδοσ(ίῳ) μητροπο[λ]ίτῃ Κα[μ]άχου.


Κύριε βοήθει Θεοδοσίῳ μητροπολίτῃ Καμάχου.

Lord, help Theodosios, metropolitan of Kamachos.


Only a round bottom remains from the last letter of the second line of the reverse, which is enough to impose the reading Θεοδοσίῳ.

Kamachos (also Kamacha, the modern Kemah) is located to the southwest of Erzincan on the south bank of the Euphrates. It became a metropolis after 911 with the establishment of the theme of Mesopotamia (Laurent, Corpus V/1, 571). See also Sinclair II, 415 ff.