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Paul metropolitan of Christoupolis (sixth century)

 
 

Obverse

Cruciform monogram. Wreath border.

ΠΛ

Παύλου

Reverse

Inscription of three lines. Wreath border.


μητ
ροπ
χ̅υΠ

μητροπολίτου Χριστουπόλεως

Obverse

Cruciform monogram. Wreath border.

ΠΛ

Παύλου

Reverse

Inscription of three lines. Wreath border.


μητ
ροπ
χ̅υΠ

μητροπολίτου Χριστουπόλεως

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1700
Diameter 21.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 47.3a.

Laurent, Corpus V/1, no. 436.

Translation

Παύλου μητροπολίτου Χριστουπόλεως.

(Seal of) Paul, metropolitan of Christoupolis.

Commentary

This seal and BZS.1958.106.61 come from the same boulloterion. The reading of this punctured seal has been restored on the basis of its counterpart.

Note the small omicron inscribed within the Π in the last line of the reverse.

Laurent rightly attributed this seal to Tyana, the only metropolis called Christoupolis in the sixth century, and identified the owner as Paul of Christoupolis, attested in 536 (Mansi, VIII, col. 971A, 1143C).