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Timotheos bishop of Amazon (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of pellets.

ΚΕ/Θ/
ΤΣ
.ΛΤΙ
ΜΘΕ


Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Τιμωθέῳ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of pellets.

ΕΠΙ.
ΚΟΠ.
ΜΑΖ
ΝΟΣ

ἐπισκόπῳ μαζῶνος

Obverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of pellets.

ΚΕ/Θ/
ΤΣ
.ΛΤΙ
ΜΘΕ


Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Τιμωθέῳ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of pellets.

ΕΠΙ.
ΚΟΠ.
ΜΑΖ
ΝΟΣ

ἐπισκόπῳ μαζῶνος

Accession number BZS.1958.106.95
Diameter 24.0 mm; field: 21.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 61.2.
Laurent, Corpus V/1, no. 524.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Τιμωθέῳ ἐπισκόπῳ Ἀμαζῶνος.

Lord, help your servant Timotheos bishop of Amazon.

Commentary

The ancient city of Amyzon survived in the Middle Ages under the names of Amazon (or Μizou, Mizon) and has been definitely identified as the modern Mazin Kalesi, the site of a fortress on the eastern slope of Mount Latros. The first bishop is attested in 431, and the bishopric is regularly mentioned in the notitiae as a suffragan of Karia/Stauroupolis well into the thirteenth century. See Laurent, Corpus V/1, 386; Fedalto, 193; Robert, Amyzon, esp. 28-29, 280; Zgusta, 70; REB 26 (1968) 39-40.