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Prokopios bishop of Kibyrra (tenth century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.100
Diameter 22 mm
Field diameter 19 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 68.1.
Laurent, Corpus V/1, no. 520.


A cruciform invocative monogram (type XII): Κύριε βοήθει. In the quarters: ΤΣ|ΔΛ. Border of dots.

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ


Inscription of four lines. Between the second and third lines is a cross of dots (). Border of dots.


Προκοπίῳ ἐπισκόπῳ Κιβύρρας


Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Προκοπίῳ ἐπισκόπῳ Κιβύρρας.

Lord, help your servant Prokopios bishop of Kibyrra.


Kibyrra of Karia, close to modern Korsun (Gölhisar), was the site of a bishopric suffragan to Aphrodisias/Stauroupolis, attested in all notitiae from the 7th to the 13th century; its bishops are known to have attended councils from 325 to 869. We do not believe that it was ever the capital of the theme of the Kibyrraiotai, as suggested by Laurent. See DHGE 12 (1950) 826-27; Laurent, Corpus V/1, 382; Fedalto, 195-96; Zgusta, 253-54; P. Yannopoulos, "Cibyrra et Cibyrréotes," Byzantion 61 (1991) 520-29.