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Nikephoros bishop of Sinde (tenth/eleventh century)

Accession Number:
BZS.1955.1.4662

Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 79.1.

Details

Diameter:
22 mm
Field:
14 mm

Obverse

Nikephoros bishop of Sinde (tenth/eleventh century)

Faint bust of St. John the Baptist holding a staff cross. Inscription: Ο|ΠΡ: ὁ Πρόδρομος. Border of pellets within concentric circles of dots.

Reverse

Nikephoros bishop of Sinde (tenth/eleventh century)

Inscription of four lines, preceded by an irregular row of pellets. Border of dots.


ΝΙΚΗ
ΦΟΡ,ΕΠΙ
ΣΚΟΠ,ΣΙ
ΝΔΗΣ

Νικηφόρου ἐπισκόπου Σίνδης

Translation

Νικηφόρου ἐπισκόπου Σίνδης.

Nikephoros bishop of Sinde.

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Commentary

Sindos (Isindos), but also σίνδων or, according to our specimen, Σίνδη, Σίνδης, was a suffragan bishopric of Perge of Pamphylia mentioned in all notitiae from the 7th to the 12th century. A bishop of Sindos may have attended the Council of Nicaea (325). It was located in the neighborhood of today's Korkuteli, to the west of Antalya and Termessos. See Zgusta, 202; Le Quien, Oriens Christianus I (Paris, 1740), 1033-34; Fedalto, 249.

 

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