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Gregory [metropolitan] of Caesarea (tenth/eleventh century)

Accession Number:
BZS.1955.1.4807

Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 79.1.

Details

Diameter:
22 mm

Obverse

Gregory [metropolitan] of Caesarea (tenth/eleventh century)

Bust of St. Basil holding a book in his left hand. Inscription in two columns: ο|α|γι|ο-R|α|σι|λ : Ὁ ἅγιο(ς) Βασίλ(ειος). Traces of a circular inscription at right. Border of dots.

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Reverse

Gregory [metropolitan] of Caesarea (tenth/eleventh century)

Inscription in four lines, a decoration below. Border of dots.

+γρη
γορι.
καισα
.εια.
–

[Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθει] τῷ σῷ δούλ(ῳ) Γργορί[ῳ] Καισα[ρ]εία[ς]

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Γργορίῳ Καισαρείας.

Lord, help your servant Gregory of Caesarea.

 

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Commentary

There is no compelling reason to attribute this seal to the metropolis of Cappadocia, as there is another possibility, namely, the bishopric of Caesarea in Bithynia (Notitiae, no. 2,1.200; no. 4,1.189; no. 9,1.126; no. 10,1.143).

 

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