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

Accession Number:
BZS.1955.1.4973

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.

Details

Diameter:
28 mm
Field:
25 mm

Obverse

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

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

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

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

ΚΡΗΤΗΣΠΡΟΕΔΡΟΝΧΡΙΣΤΕΣΖΟΙΣ

Κρήτης πρόεδρον, Χριστὲ, σῴζοις Ἀνδρέαν

 

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