You are here:Home/Resources/ Byzantine Seals/ Search the Catalogue/ Manuel bishop of Trapobizye (tenth/eleventh century)

Manuel bishop of Trapobizye (tenth/eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5324
Diameter 20 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 62.1.
Laurent, Corpus V/3, no. 1776.

Obverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

ΜΑ
ΝΗΛΟ
ΕΛΑΧ,Ε
ΠΙΣΚ,

Μανουὴλ ὁ ελάχιστος ἐπίσκοπος

Reverse

Inscription of four lines with decoration above, the final letter between bars. Border of dots.

·
ΤΡΑ
ΠΙ
ΖΥΗ
Σ

Τραπωβιζύης

Translation

Μανουὴλ ὁ ελάχιστος ἐπίσκοπος Τραπωβιζύης.

Manuel, most humble bishop of Trapobizye.

Commentary

Trapobizye is an unknown site; it is listed, however, as a suffragan of Adrianoupolis in all episcopal lists from the tenth to the thirteenth century. The see was founded by the middle of the ninth century, since its bishop Constantine is recorded in the Photian synod of 879/880. Cf. Laurent, Corpus V/3, 123. Asdracha, Thrace orientale, 261, 300, wonders whether Trapobize became the archbishopric of Karabizye, which appears in the tenth century.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5324
Diameter 20 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 62.1.
Laurent, Corpus V/3, no. 1776.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5324
Diameter 20 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 62.1.
Laurent, Corpus V/3, no. 1776.

Parallels

Related Content