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George archbishop of Crete (eighth century)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4699
Diameter 23 mm
Condition Blank too small for die. Corroded along circumference.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 36.9.
Laurent, Corpus V/3, no. 1753.
Zacos-Veglery, no. 1913.
Cf. SBS 2 (1990) 144, no. 2.

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type VIII). In the quarters: Σ|ΔΛ. Indeterminate border.

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, a decoration above (and?) below. No border visible.

.ΕΡ.
ΙΑΡΧΙΕ
ΠΙΣΚΟΠ
ΚΡΙΤΗΣ

Γεωργίῳ ἀρχιεπισκόπῳ Κρίτης

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Γεωργίῳ ἀρχιεπισκόπῳ Κρίτης.

Lord, help your servant George archbishop of Crete.

Commentary

This must have been a successor of Andrew of Crete, who died in 740: probably an iconoclast successor.

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4699
Diameter 23 mm
Condition Blank too small for die. Corroded along circumference.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 36.9.
Laurent, Corpus V/3, no. 1753.
Zacos-Veglery, no. 1913.
Cf. SBS 2 (1990) 144, no. 2.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4699
Diameter 23 mm
Condition Blank too small for die. Corroded along circumference.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 36.9.
Laurent, Corpus V/3, no. 1753.
Zacos-Veglery, no. 1913.
Cf. SBS 2 (1990) 144, no. 2.

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