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Constantine (bishop) of Korone (twelfth century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.4001
Diameter 27 mm
Condition Corroded.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 28.2.
Cf. parallel specimen published in Sig., 185 (= Konstantopoulos, no. 91 = Laurent, Corpus V/1, no. 654).

Obverse

The Virgin standing, holding Christ. Sigla: ̅ΘΥ̅ : Μήτηρ Θεοῦ. No border visible.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, a decoration above. Border of dots.


ΣΦΡΑΓΙΣ
.ΟΡΝΗΣ
ΕΥΤΕΛΟΥΣ
ΚΝΑΝ
ΤΙΝΟΥ

Σφραγῖς Κορώνης εὐτελοῦς Κωνσταντίνου

Translation

Σφραγῖς Κορώνης εὐτελοῦς Κωνσταντίνου.

Seal of the unworthy Constantine, (bishop) of Korone.

Commentary

Dodecasyllabic.

The ancient Korone was situated near the modern village of Petalidi (Messenia); the medieval and modern town occupies the location of ancient Asine. The bishopric, given as a suffragan to Patras sometime between 802 and 806 (Σαρσοκορώνη: problematic name on which see M. Kordoses, "Ἡ ἀρχαία Ἀρκαδικὴ πόλη Κορώνη καὶ ἡ Βυζαντινὴ Σαρσοκορώνη," Δωδώνη 16/1 [1987] 243-52), appears for the first time in an episcopal list of the early 10th century (Darrouzès, Notitiae, no. 7, line 552). A bishop of Korone is mentioned by Michael Psellos (MB V, 378). Later (14th c.) Korone will be attached to Monembasia. See Laurent, Corpus V/1, 486; Fedalto, 499-500; ODB II, 1149-50.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.4001
Diameter 27 mm
Condition Corroded.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 28.2.
Cf. parallel specimen published in Sig., 185 (= Konstantopoulos, no. 91 = Laurent, Corpus V/1, no. 654).

Notes

Accession number BZS.1958.106.4001
Diameter 27 mm
Condition Corroded.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 28.2.
Cf. parallel specimen published in Sig., 185 (= Konstantopoulos, no. 91 = Laurent, Corpus V/1, no. 654).

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