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Marinos bishop of Athens (seventh/eighth centuryc., probably before 704)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.350
Diameter 27 mm
Condition Chipped (rev.).
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 9.3.
Laurent, Corpus V/3, no. 1822 (seventh century: misread and attributed to the archbishopric of Roïnon).

Zacos-Veglery, no. 925 (eighth century).

Obverse

Inscription of three lines, cross between tendrils below. Wreath border.

ΘΕ
ΟΤΟΚΕ
ΟΗΘΗ

Θεοτόκε βοήθη

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Wreath border.

Μ
ΡΙΝΕ
ΠΙΣΚΟΠ
Θ
Ν

Μαρίνῳ ἐπισκόπῳ Ἀθηνῶν

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθη Μαρίνῳ ἐπισκόπῳ Ἀθηνῶν.

Mother of God, help Marinos bishop of Athens.

Commentary

Line 4 (rev.): the initial letters ΑΘ in ΑΘΝ are broken and so Laurent misread them. Our seal can reasonably be attributed to Marinos of Athens who died in April of 704 (Orlandos-Branouses, no. 80).

Accession number BZS.1958.106.350
Diameter 27 mm
Condition Chipped (rev.).
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 9.3.
Laurent, Corpus V/3, no. 1822 (seventh century: misread and attributed to the archbishopric of Roïnon).

Zacos-Veglery, no. 925 (eighth century).

Notes

Accession number BZS.1958.106.350
Diameter 27 mm
Condition Chipped (rev.).
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 9.3.
Laurent, Corpus V/3, no. 1822 (seventh century: misread and attributed to the archbishopric of Roïnon).

Zacos-Veglery, no. 925 (eighth century).

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