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Demetrios metropolitan of Kyzikos, oikonomos of the (Great) Church and synkellos (eleventh century)

Accession Number:
BZS.1958.106.33

Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 53.4.
Laurent, Corpus, V/1, no. 55.
Oikonomides, Dated Seals, no. 79.

Details

Diameter:
25 mm
Field:
20 mm

Obverse

Demetrios metropolitan of Kyzikos, oikonomos of the (Great) Church and synkellos (eleventh century)

Inscription of five lines, decorations above and below. Border of dots.

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Σῶτερ βοήθει Κυζίκ[ου] Δημητρίῳ

Reverse

Demetrios metropolitan of Kyzikos, oikonomos of the (Great) Church and synkellos (eleventh century)

Inscription of five lines, decorations above and below. Border of dots.


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.ΙΑΣΣΗΣ
.ΙΚΟΝΟ
ΜΣΥΓ
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[ἐ]κκλη[σ]ίας σῆς [ο]ἰκονόμῳ, συγκέλλῳ

Translation

Σῶτερ βοήθει Κυζίκου Δημητρίῳ ἐκκλησίας σῆς οἰκονόμῳ, συγκέλλῳ.

Savior, help Demetrios (metropolitan) of Kyzikos, oikonomos of your (Great) Church, (and) synkellos.

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Commentary

Two dodecasyllable verses. As Laurent observed, this specimen belonged to Demetrios of Kyzikos, who was appointed synkellos in 1029 (Skylitzes, 375) and oikonomos of the Great Church before April 1032 (Ficker, Erlasse, 25).

Kyzikos (modern Balkız) was originally a bishopric of the eparchia of Asia, but in the second half of the IVth century it became the metropolis of the Hellespont. It is listed in all the notitiae until the XVth century. In 688-689 Cypriots were brought to inhabit the peninsula together with their archbishop (cf. DOSeals 2.38). See Laurent, Corpus, V/1, 246-47; Zgusta, 310; Brandes, Städte, 115-18; ODB II, 1164-65.

In addition the seals of this see published by Laurent, see also the bulla of Leo of Kyzikos published in Zacos, Seals II, no. 552; cf. also SBS 3 [1993] 186.

 

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