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Theodosios proedros (= metropolitan) of Theodosioupolis (eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4227
Diameter 20 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 72.1.


Bust of the Virgin holding Christ on her left arm. Sigla: ̅-θυ : Μ(ήτη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.


Inscription of three lines. Border of dots.


Σφραγὶ(ς) (προ)ἐδρ(ου) Θεοδ(ο)σ(ίου) Θεοδοσ(ι)ουπό(λεως)


Σφραγὶς προἐδρου Θεοδοσίου Θεοδοσιουπόλεως.

The seal of Theodosios, proedros of Theodosioupolis.


Very poor engraving. Theodosios should be added to the list of prelates in Fedalto, HEO.

Today Erzurum, Theodosioupolis (of Armenia) is listed as a suffragan bishopric of Caesarea of Cappadocia until the beginning of the tenth century (Darrouzès, Notitiae, 7, l. 109) but seems to have been elevated to the rank of metropolis when the town became the seat of a strategos early in the eleventh century (Listes, 355). List of prelates in Fedalto, HEO I, 421. See also Sinclair II, 187 ff.