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Andrew proedros (= metropolitan) of Crete (eighth century)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4973
Diameter 28 mm
Field diameter 25 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 36.8b.
Zacos-Veglery, no. 1293 (this specimen, our parallel and a third specimen).
Cf. Laurent, Corpus V/1, no. 619, who reedited a parallel specimen, found at Knossos and kept in the Herakleion Museum, first published by S. Xanthoudides, EEBS 2 (1925) 44-47 (illustrated, 48, no. 7). Laurent illustrates our parallel to this specimen.
Cf. also SBS 2 (1990) 144, no. 3.

Obverse

Bust of St. Titos offering a blessing and holding book. Vertical inscription: Ο|Α|ΓΙ|Ο|Σ|Τ|Ι|ΤΟ|Σ: ὁ ἅγιος Τίτος. Wreath border.

Reverse

Cruciform monogram: Ἀνδρέαν. Within concentric circles of dots a circular inscription beginning at the top.

ΚΡΗΤΗΣΠΡΟΕΔΡΟΝΧΡΙΣΤΕΣΖΟΙΣ

Κρήτης πρόεδρον, Χριστὲ, σῴζοις Ἀνδρέαν

Translation

Κρήτης πρόεδρον, Χριστὲ, σῴζοις Ἀνδρέαν.

Christ, save Andrew proedros of Crete.

Commentary

See the commentary to the better preserved parallel BZS 1958.106.5521.

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4973
Diameter 28 mm
Field diameter 25 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 36.8b.
Zacos-Veglery, no. 1293 (this specimen, our parallel and a third specimen).
Cf. Laurent, Corpus V/1, no. 619, who reedited a parallel specimen, found at Knossos and kept in the Herakleion Museum, first published by S. Xanthoudides, EEBS 2 (1925) 44-47 (illustrated, 48, no. 7). Laurent illustrates our parallel to this specimen.
Cf. also SBS 2 (1990) 144, no. 3.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4973
Diameter 28 mm
Field diameter 25 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 36.8b.
Zacos-Veglery, no. 1293 (this specimen, our parallel and a third specimen).
Cf. Laurent, Corpus V/1, no. 619, who reedited a parallel specimen, found at Knossos and kept in the Herakleion Museum, first published by S. Xanthoudides, EEBS 2 (1925) 44-47 (illustrated, 48, no. 7). Laurent illustrates our parallel to this specimen.
Cf. also SBS 2 (1990) 144, no. 3.