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

 
 

Obverse

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.

τσδλ/

 



Reverse

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]

Obverse

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.

τσδλ/

 



Reverse

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]

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4807
Diameter 22.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 79.1.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Γργορίῳ Καισαρείας.

Lord, help your servant Gregory of Caesarea.

 

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).