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Theodore metropolitan of Synada (eighth century)

Accession Number:
BZS.1955.1.4838

Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 98.1.

Details

Diameter:
29 mm
Field:
21 mm
Condition:
Damaged on obv.

Obverse

Theodore metropolitan of Synada (eighth century)

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V). In the quarters: ΤΩΔ|.ΟΣ. Wreath border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει το δούλο σου

Reverse

Theodore metropolitan of Synada (eighth century)

Inscription of four lines preceded and followed by decoration. Wreath border.


ΘΕΔ
ΡΜΗΤΡ
ΠΛΙΤΙΣΥ
ΝΑΔΟΝ


Θεοδώρῳ μητρωπωλίτι Συνάδον

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει το δούλο σου Θεοδώρῳ μητρωπωλίτι Συνάδον.

Theotokos, help your servant Theodore, metropolitan of Synada.

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Commentary

Synada (modern Şuhut, at 26 km to the south of Afyon Karahisar) was Christianised in ancient times. Its bishops are attested from the third century, and it was a metropolis in a region where heresies were rampant. Although poor and situated in an unproductive region, the metropolis seems to have survived as late as the fourteenth century. See Laurent, Corpus V/3, 93; Phrygien und Pisidien, 393-95; ODB III, 1990.

 

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