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Eustathios bishop of Kos (eleventh/twelfth century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5207
Diameter 19 mm
Condition Effaced on both sides.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 49.1.

Obverse

Bust of St. Nicholas holding book. Traces of an inscription on either side: ΝΙΚΟΛ|Α: ὁ ἅγιος Νικόλαος. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Traces of a cross above. Border of dots.


ΕΥΑ
ΘΙΕΠ.
ΣΚΟΠ..
Κ.

Εὐσταθίου ἐπισκόπου Κώου

Translation

Εὐσταθίου ἐπισκόπου Κώου.

Eustathios bishop of Kos.

Commentary

The island of Kos, a bishopric as early as the fourth century, was a suffragan of Rhodes, and seems to have had a normal succession of bishops (one of whom, Constantine, attended the Council of 879: Mansi XVII, 374-78) until the 14th century when it achieved the rank of archbishopric under Michael VIII or Andronikos II. See Laurent, Corpus V/3, 121; Fedalto, 510-11; Malamut, Iles, 322, 503-4; ODB II, 150.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5207
Diameter 19 mm
Condition Effaced on both sides.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 49.1.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5207
Diameter 19 mm
Condition Effaced on both sides.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 49.1.

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