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Timotheos bishop of Amazon (eleventh century)

Accession Number:
BZS.1958.106.95

Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 61.2.
Laurent, Corpus V/1, no. 524.

Details

Diameter:
24 mm
Field:
21 mm
Condition:
Broken and corroded.

Obverse

Timotheos bishop of Amazon (eleventh century)

Inscription of five lines. Border of pellets.

ΚΕ/Θ/
ΤΣ
.ΛΤΙ
ΜΘΕ


Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Τιμωθέῳ

Reverse

Timotheos bishop of Amazon (eleventh century)

Inscription of four lines. Border of pellets.

ΕΠΙ.
ΚΟΠ.
ΜΑΖ
ΝΟΣ

ἐπισκόπῳ μαζῶνος

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Τιμωθέῳ ἐπισκόπῳ Ἀμαζῶνος.

Lord, help your servant Timotheos bishop of Amazon.

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Commentary

The ancient city of Amyzon survived in the Middle Ages under the names of Amazon (or Μizou, Mizon) and has been definitely identified as the modern Mazin Kalesi, the site of a fortress on the eastern slope of Mount Latros. The first bishop is attested in 431, and the bishopric is regularly mentioned in the notitiae as a suffragan of Karia/Stauroupolis well into the thirteenth century. See Laurent, Corpus V/1, 386; Fedalto, 193; Robert, Amyzon, esp. 28-29, 280; Zgusta, 70; REB 26 (1968) 39-40.

 

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