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Theodosios monk and bishop of Andrapa (eleventh century)

Accession Number:
BZS.1955.1.4685

Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 25.3.

Details

Diameter:
25 mm

Obverse

Theodosios monk and bishop of Andrapa (eleventh century)

Bust of the Virgin with a medallion of Christ. Sigla: ..-θ̅υ : [Μ(ήτη)ρ] Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Theodosios monk and bishop of Andrapa (eleventh century)

Inscription of six lines, a decoration above. Border of dots.

– –
θκ̅εR,θ,
τσδ,
.ε.δοσα̅χ
.επ,σκοπ,
.νδρα
π

Θ(εοτό)κε β(οή)θ(ει) τῷ σῷ δού(λῳ) [Θ]ε[ο]δοσ(ίῳ) (μον)αχ(ῷ) [(καὶ)] ἐπ(ι)σκόπ(ῳ) [Ἀ]νδράπω(ν)

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Θεοδοσίῳ μοναχῷ καὶ ἐπισκόπῳ Ἀνδράπων.

Mother of God, help your servant Theodosios, monk and bishop of Andrapa.

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Commentary

Andrapa (also known as Neapolis and Neoklaudioupolis), the modern Vezirköprü, was an episcopal see as early as the Vth century. It is mentioned as a bishopric of Helenopontos under the metropolitan of Amaseia in the Notitiae episcopatuum from the sixth to the thirteenth century (Darrouzès, Notitiae, 209, 357). See Laurent, Corpus V/1, 311 (list of bishops in Fedalto, HEO I, 79-80; Galatien und Lykaonien, 126; Brandes, 123; Zgusta, 75-76; Mikra Asia them., 149.

 

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