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Theophylaktos bishop of Adraneia (tenth/eleventh century)

Accession Number:
BZS.1958.106.134

Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 41.2.

A second, better preserved specimen from the same boulloterion is at the Numismatic Museum of Athens; published by Konstantopoulos, no. 179a, and Laurent, Corpus V/1, no. 362.

Details

Diameter:
22 mm
Condition:
Weakly printed.

Obverse

Theophylaktos bishop of Adraneia (tenth/eleventh century)

Bust of the Virgin orans with the medallion of Christ before her. Sigla: ̅-θ̅υ : Μ(ήτη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Theophylaktos bishop of Adraneia (tenth/eleventh century)

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

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.εοφιλα
κ,επισκο
ποαδρα
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Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) [Θ]εοφιλάκ(τῳ) ἐπισκόπο Ἀδρανίας

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει Θεοφιλάκτῳ ἐπισκόπο Ἀδρανίας.

Lord, help Theophylaktos, bishop of Adraneia.

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Commentary

Adraneia was a see in the province of Hellespont, mentioned in notitiae from the ninth to twelfth century (Darrouzes, Notitiae, nos. 2, 7, 10, 13). Its bishops attended the councils of 787 and 879. Its precise location is uncertain but Darrouzès (Notitiae, 221, note 199) assumes that the see derived its name from ancient Hadrianeia in central Mysia, and so must be situated at Balat (modern Dursunbey; see L. Robert, Villes d'Asie Mineure, 372, 412). Se Laurent, Corpus V/1, 257; DHGE fasc. 131, col. 1434-1437 (D. Stiernon). To the names of known bishops should be added Constantine and John (Zacos, Seals II, nos. 800 and 821).

 

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