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Soterichos bishop of Dardanon (eleventh/twelfth century)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1090
Diameter 21 mm
Field diameter 15 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 44.1b.

Laurent, Corpus V/2, no. 1571 (erroneously attributed to a bishop of Jordan: reading corrected in V/3, no. 1705).

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin orans, the medallion of Christ before her. Inscription visible: ̅-θ̅ : Μ(ήτη)ρ Θ(εοῦ). Border of dots.

Reverse

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

+
θκ̅εR,θ,
σωτηριχ
επισκοπ
δαρδα
ν

Θ(εοτό)κε β(οή)θ(ει) Σωτηρίχ(ῳ) ἐπισκόπ(ῳ) Δαρδάνου.

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Σωτηρίχῳ ἐπισκόπῳ Δαρδάνου.

Mother of God, help Soterichos, bishop of Dardanon.

Commentary

This seal and BZS.1958.106.1973 come from the same boulloterion.

Modern Maltepe is situated along the Asiatic coast of the Dardanelles. The see, a suffragan of Kyzikos, was in place by the mid-fifth century and is attested in all notitiae until the thirteenth century. See Laurent, Corpus V/1, 256.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1090
Diameter 21 mm
Field diameter 15 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 44.1b.

Laurent, Corpus V/2, no. 1571 (erroneously attributed to a bishop of Jordan: reading corrected in V/3, no. 1705).

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1090
Diameter 21 mm
Field diameter 15 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 44.1b.

Laurent, Corpus V/2, no. 1571 (erroneously attributed to a bishop of Jordan: reading corrected in V/3, no. 1705).

Notes

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1090
Diameter 21 mm
Field diameter 15 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 44.1b.

Laurent, Corpus V/2, no. 1571 (erroneously attributed to a bishop of Jordan: reading corrected in V/3, no. 1705).