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Andrew bishop of Polemonion (ninth/tenth century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.34
Diameter 23 mm
Condition Oxidated; broken along the channel.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 30.1.

Laurent, Corpus V/1, no. 499 (dated to X-XI c.).


Cross on an indeterminate number of steps, with fleurons rising to the lower crossbar. Circular inscription, beginning at seven o'clock. Border of dots.


[Κ(ύρι)ε βο]ήθει το [σ]ο δούλῳ


Inscription of four lines, preceded by a row of dots. Border of dots.


[Ἀ]νδρέᾳ [ἐ]πησκόπο Πολεμονή[ο]υ


Κύριε βοήθει το σο δούλῳ Ἀνδρέᾳ ἐπησκόπο Πολεμονήου.

Lord, help your servant Andrew, bishop of Polemonion.


Polemonion, a twin town with Fadisane/Fatsa gave its name to the river Boloman, on the Black Sea coast west of Ordu. Polemonion is listed as a suffragan bishopric of Neokaisareia from the seventh to the thirteenth century: Laurent, Corpus V/1, 366; Bryer-Winfield, Pontos, 111-15. List of bishops in Fedalto, HEO I, 72-73.