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Michael archbishop of Kios (eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4708
Diameter 18 mm
Condition Corroded and cracked along channel (obverse).
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 50.4.

 

Obverse

An angel standing, no doubt St. Michael, holding a globus in his left hand. No inscription visible. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. No border visible.

μιχα.
λαρχι.
ισκοπ.
κιο.

Μιχα[ὴ]λ ἀρχι[επ]ισκόπ[ου] Κίο[υ]

Translation

Μιχαὴλ ἀρχιεπισκόπου Κίου.

(Seal of) Michael, archbishop of Kios.

Commentary

Kios (modern Gemlik) is located in a gulf on the sea of Marmara; it was a place of concentration of agricultural produce. It is attested as a see as early as the Council of Nicaea (325) and is listed as an archbishopric in all notitiae until the fourteenth century. See Laurent, Corpus V/1, 648; Zgusta, 266-67.

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4708
Diameter 18 mm
Condition Corroded and cracked along channel (obverse).
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 50.4.

 

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4708
Diameter 18 mm
Condition Corroded and cracked along channel (obverse).
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 50.4.

 

Notes

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4708
Diameter 18 mm
Condition Corroded and cracked along channel (obverse).
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 50.4.

 

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