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Agapios bishop of Kaisaropolis (eleventh/twelfth century)

Accession Number:
BZS.1958.106.146

Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 41.1.
Laurent, Corpus V/1, no. 716.

Details

Diameter:
26 mm
Field:
19 mm
Condition:
Corroded.

Obverse

Agapios bishop of Kaisaropolis (eleventh/twelfth century)

Scene with two figures, likely the Annunciation with the angel Gabriel on the left. Indistinct traces of an inscription. Border of dots.

Reverse

Agapios bishop of Kaisaropolis (eleventh/twelfth century)

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

..ΓΑΠΙ
...ΙΣΚ
ΠΚΕΣΑΡ
ΟΠΛΕ

γαπίῳ ἐπισκόπῳ Κεσαροπώλεως

Translation

Ἀγαπίῳ ἐπισκόπῳ Κεσαροπώλεως.

Agapios bishop of Kaisaropolis.

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Commentary

According to Lemerle (Philippes, 266), the town (founded in the ninth century) and the bishopric (initially suffragan to Philippoi, then to Serres) is to be sought in the district of Zavalta. The bishopric was in existence by the time of the Photian synod, 879/80. Cf. Laurent, Corpus V/1, 542-43 and Theocharides, Katepanikia, 90.

 

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