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N. archbishop of Apameia (eleventh century)

Accession Number:
BZS.1958.106.26

Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 43.4.

Details

Diameter:
25 mm
Field:
22 mm
Condition:
Broken on upper half.

Obverse

N. archbishop of Apameia (eleventh century)

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

+κ...
ηθειτ.
σδου
-λ

Κ[(ύρι)ε βο]ήθει τ[ῷ] σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

N. archbishop of Apameia (eleventh century)

Inscription of four lines followed by a decoration. Border of dots.

.....
...ηεπι
.κοπο
.μισ
· -

[..... ἀρχ]ηεπι[σ]κόπο Ἀ[π]αμίας

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ ..... ἀρχηεπισκόπο Ἀπαμίας.

Lord, help your servant ..., archbishop of Apameia.

Audio

Commentary

The first visible letter in line two of the reverse is clearly an eta. It is not certain whether the letter represents part of a prefix (here rendered as ἀρχη-) or the termination of a rather lengthy name, and accordingly it is not possible to exclude with certainty the attribution of the present seal to the bishopric of Apameia of Pisidia.

Apameia (close to modern Moudania) is located northwest of Broussa. It was a bishopric before 381, archbishopric before the mid-seventh century, metropolis between 1066 and 1071, and mentioned for the last time in 1318 (Darrouzès, Notitiae, 123, 126; Laurent, Corpus V/1, 616). It must be distinguished from the bishopric of Apameia of Pisidia.

 

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