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Theodore bishop of Sozopolis (eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.101
Diameter 21 mm
Condition Corroded.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 79.3.
Laurent, Corpus V/1, no. 721.

Obverse

Faint bust of St. Theodore holding a spear. Traces of inscription in two columns: |ΘΕ|Ο|ΔΟ|ΡΟ|Σ: Ὁ ἅγιος Θεόδορος. No visible border.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines followed by a row of pellets. No visible border.

ΘΕΟΔ
Ρ,ΕΠΙΣΚΟ
Π,ΣΟΖΟΠ
ΛΕΟΣ
···

Θεοδώρ ἐπισκόπ Σοζοπόλεος

Translation

Θεοδώρῳ ἐπισκόπῳ Σοζοπόλεος.

Theodore bishop of Sozopolis.

Commentary

It should be noted that two bishoprics share this name: Sozopolis of Thrace and Sozopolis of Pisidia. Laurent assigned this seal to the former, but we have to admit that there is no compelling reason for this attribution.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.101
Diameter 21 mm
Condition Corroded.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 79.3.
Laurent, Corpus V/1, no. 721.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1958.106.101
Diameter 21 mm
Condition Corroded.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 79.3.
Laurent, Corpus V/1, no. 721.

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