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Stephanos monk and hegoumenos of Kamia (tenth/eleventh century)

Accession Number:
BZS.1955.1.4784

Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 64.2.

Laurent, Corpus V/3, no. 1947 (incomplete reading).

Details

Diameter:
27 mm
Field:
24 mm

Obverse

Stephanos monk and hegoumenos of Kamia (tenth/eleventh century)

Bust of St. Michael holding a scepter in his right hand and a globus in his left hand. Inscription at left and right: μ-χ : Μ(ι)χ(αήλ). Border of dots.

Reverse

Stephanos monk and hegoumenos of Kamia (tenth/eleventh century)

Inscription of five lines, preceded and followed by a decoration. Border of dots.


+κ̅εRθ,
στεφαν,
.χ̅Sηγ
μενκα
μιασ

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) Στεφάν(ῳ) [μ(ονα)]χ(ῷ) (καὶ) ἡγουμέν(ῳ) Καμίας.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει Στεφάνῳ μοναχῷ καὶ ἡγουμένῳ Καμίας.

Lord, help Stephanos, monk and hegoumenos of Kamia.

Audio

Commentary

Kama (Κάμα), which could be identical to the Paulician fortress of Κάμεια, is attested as the seat of a strategos in the Escorial Taktikon, but its exact location remains uncertain. It is most probably to be identified with the village of Kaman lying south of Derzene in the region of Mananali. It possessed also a monastery. See Oikonomides, Listes, 267, 360; and “Organisation,” 292.

 

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