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Theodoulos bishop of Palaia Polis (ninth/tenth century)

Accession Number:
BZS.1955.1.4686

Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 107.1.
Laurent, Corpus V/3, no. 1804.

Details

Diameter:
22 mm
Condition:
Dented.

Obverse

Theodoulos bishop of Palaia Polis (ninth/tenth century)

A cross on three steps. Within concentric circles of dots, a circular inscription.

......ΟΗΘ...ΣΔΟΥΛ

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Theodoulos bishop of Palaia Polis (ninth/tenth century)

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

ΘΕΔ
ΟΥΛΕΠΗ
ΣΚΟΠΠ
ΛΕΟΣΠΑΛ.
.ΑΣΑ

Θεωδούλῳ ἐπησκόπῳ Πώλεος Παλαιᾶς ἀμήν

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Θεωδούλῳ ἐπησκόπῳ Πώλεος Παλαιᾶς. Ἀμήν.

Lord, help your servant Theodoulos, bishop of Palaia Polis. Amen.

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Commentary

There were two bishoprics named Palaiopolis in Byzantine times: the first, a suffragan of Ephesos in Asia, is identified with Balayanbolu on the left bank of the Kaystros river; the second, also called Ἀλέους or Ἀλεεροῦ, a suffragan of Perge/Sylaion of Pamphylia, is sought close to the river Lysis. See Laurent, Corpus V/1, 147; RE 18, 2448-49.

 

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