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Sergios bishop of Daskylion (tenth/eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

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

+κ̅εR,
τσδ,
σεργι
--

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οήθει) τῷ σῷ δ(ούλῳ) Σεργίῳ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

επισ
κοπδασ
κυλη
- -

ἐπισκόπ(ῳ) Δασκυλήου

Obverse

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

+κ̅εR,
τσδ,
σεργι
--

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οήθει) τῷ σῷ δ(ούλῳ) Σεργίῳ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

επισ
κοπδασ
κυλη
- -

ἐπισκόπ(ῳ) Δασκυλήου

Accession number BZS.1958.106.65
Diameter 22.0 mm; field: 16.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 45.1.

Laurent, Corpus V/1, no. 388.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Σεργίῳ ἐπισκόπῳ Δασκυλήου.

Lord, help your servant Sergios, bishop of Daskylion.

Commentary

Daskylion is thought to be the modern Eskali Liman or Hisartepe, to the east of the Rhyndakos. The bishopric, although a suffragan of Nikomedeia in all notitiae until the thirteenth century, was situated inside the theme of Opsikion: Janin, Grands centres, 80. See also Laurent, Corpus V/1, 279; Zgusta, 155-56.