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The community of Sinope (τὸ κοινὸν πόλεως) (seventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Inscription of four lines ending with a cross. Wreath border.

θε.
τοκε
βοηθ
.

Θε[ο]τόκε βοήθ[η]

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Wreath border.

τοκ
οινον
πσινο
πησ

τὸ κοινὸν πό(λεως) Σινόπης

Obverse

Inscription of four lines ending with a cross. Wreath border.

θε.
τοκε
βοηθ
.

Θε[ο]τόκε βοήθ[η]

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Wreath border.

τοκ
οινον
πσινο
πησ

τὸ κοινὸν πό(λεως) Σινόπης

Accession number BZS.1947.2.160
Diameter 23.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 110.1; Zacos–Veglery, no. 2890 (misreading); Laurent, Corpus 5.1: no. 423. Cf. Seibt's review of Laurent in BSl 35 (1974): 78.

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθη τὸ κοινὸν πόλεως Σινόπης.

Mother of God, help the community of Sinope.

Commentary

It is difficult to say if this seal belonged to the church of Sinope or the local civilian government.