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Agapios bishop of Kaisaropolis (eleventh/twelfth century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.146
Diameter 26 mm
Field diameter 19 mm
Condition Corroded.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 41.1.
Laurent, Corpus V/1, no. 716.


Scene with two figures, likely the Annunciation with the angel Gabriel on the left. Indistinct traces of an inscription. Border of dots.


Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.


γαπίῳ ἐπισκόπῳ Κεσαροπώλεως


Ἀγαπίῳ ἐπισκόπῳ Κεσαροπώλεως.

Agapios bishop of Kaisaropolis.


According to Lemerle (Philippes, 266), the town (founded in the ninth century) and the bishopric (initially suffragan to Philippoi, then to Serres) is to be sought in the district of Zavalta. The bishopric was in existence by the time of the Photian synod, 879/80. Cf. Laurent, Corpus V/1, 542-43 and Theocharides, Katepanikia, 90.