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Gregory bishop of the island of Kos (eighth century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5293
Diameter 28 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 49.2.

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V). In the quarters: ΓΡΗΓΟ|ΡΙ. Wreath border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Γρηγορίῳ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, preceded and followed by a cross. Wreath border.


ΕΠΙΣ
ΚΟΠ
ΝΗΣΟΥ
ΚΟΟΥ

ἐπισκόπῳ νήσου Κόου

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Γρηγορίῳ ἐπισκόπῳ νήσου Κόου.

Theotokos, help Gregory bishop of the island of Kos.

Commentary

The island of Kos, a bishopric as early as the 4th century, was a suffragan of Rhodes, and seems to have had a normal succession of bishops (one of them, 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.1958.106.5293
Diameter 28 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 49.2.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5293
Diameter 28 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 49.2.

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