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Michael bishop of Eudokias (eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5439
Diameter 25 mm
Field diameter 20 mm
Condition Broken at channel opening and cracked in middle.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 104.1.

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin with her hands before her. On either side, the sigla with tongues of fire. ΘΥ: Μήτηρ Θεοῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

+Θ̅Κ̅Ε̅
,ΘΜΙΧΑˊ
ΕΠˊΣΚΟΠˊ
ΕΥΔΟΚΙ
ΑΔˊ

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Μιχαὴλ ἐπισκόπῳ Εὐδοκιάδος

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Μιχαὴλ ἐπισκόπῳ Εὐδοκιάδος.

Mother of God, help Michael, bishop of Eudokias.

Commentary

Three bishoprics in Asia Minor are known by the name Eudokias: (a) a suffragan of Ikonion in Lykaonia, identified with Çesmelisebil, 85 km to the north of Konya, a place that was the seat of a regiment of the theme of the Anatolikoi and was transferred to the theme of Kappodokia in the early 10th century (De Adm. Imp., chap. 50, line 97; Galatien und Lykaonien, 166); (b) a suffragan of Myra in Lykia, probably identical to the ancient Pyrrha (in the neighborhood of modern Kalkan, opposite to Kastellorizo); it was also called Ioustinianoupolis, and is attested only once, in 518; and (c) a suffragan of Perge in Pamphylia, which is identified with modern Karpinarköy, and is attested several times between 325 and 787. See DHGE 15 (1963) 1335, 1335-36.

It is probably that both this seal and BZS.1951.31.5.2063 come from the same Eudokias, as they both display the same type of Virgin.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5439
Diameter 25 mm
Field diameter 20 mm
Condition Broken at channel opening and cracked in middle.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 104.1.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5439
Diameter 25 mm
Field diameter 20 mm
Condition Broken at channel opening and cracked in middle.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 104.1.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5439
Diameter 25 mm
Field diameter 20 mm
Condition Broken at channel opening and cracked in middle.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 104.1.