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Andrew deacon of Pergamos (seventh century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5122
Diameter 23 mm
Field diameter 21 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 28.2.

Laurent, Corpus V/3, no. 1697; Zacos-Veglery, no. 1407.

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type I). Wreath border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Wreath border.

+ν
ρει
κπεργ
μου

Ἀνδρέου διακό(νου) Περγάμου

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Ἀνδρέου διακόνου Περγάμου.

Mother of God, give Thy help. (Seal of) Andrew, deacon of Pergamos.

Commentary

Pergamos (modern Bergama) appears as a suffragan bishopric of Ephesos in the notitiae starting with the seventh century, while its first known bishop is attested in 343. In the early thirteenth century it was elevated to the rank of archbishopric and by the mid-thirteenth to metropolis, only to return to the rank of suffragan bishopric in the late fourteenth. See Laurent, Corpus V/1, 201; Culerrier, Suffragants d'Ephèse, 158 (episcopal list); Brandes, Städte, 110-11; ODB III, 1628.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5122
Diameter 23 mm
Field diameter 21 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 28.2.

Laurent, Corpus V/3, no. 1697; Zacos-Veglery, no. 1407.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5122
Diameter 23 mm
Field diameter 21 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 28.2.

Laurent, Corpus V/3, no. 1697; Zacos-Veglery, no. 1407.

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