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Kallistos bishop of Silandros (tenth/eleventh century)

Accession Number:
BZS.1955.1.4653

Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 34.1.

Details

Diameter:
25 mm
Condition:
Corroded.

Obverse

Kallistos bishop of Silandros (tenth/eleventh century)

A patriarchal cross on three steps (x at first crossing; all bars end in pellets). Tendrils arising from the base to the top of the cross. Within a border of dots, remnants of a circular inscription:

οηθτσ..ου

[Κ(ύρι)ε β]οήθ(ει) τῷ σ[ῷ δ]ού(λῳ)

Reverse

Kallistos bishop of Silandros (tenth/eleventh century)

Inscription of four lines, decorations above and below. Border of dots.

– ·
καλισ
..επησ
κοπ,σι
λανδ.
– ·

Καλίσ[τῳ] ἐπησκόπ(ῳ) Σιλάνδ[ου]

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Καλίστῳ ἐπησκόπῳ Σιλάνδου.

Lord, help your servant Kallistos, bishop of Silandos.

Audio

Commentary

Silandos (Σίλανδος or Σιλανδός, modern [Kara–‘ Selendi, to the east of Sardeis in the valley of Hermos) was a bishopric suffragan to Sardeis, mentioned in all notitiae, from the seventh to the thirteenth centuries. Its first known bishop is attested in 325 and the last in 1351. See Le Quien, Oriens Christianus, I, 883-84; Zgusta, 566-67.

 

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