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The Cult of Saints in Late Antiquity

from its origins to circa AD 700, across the entire Christian world


Priskos and Nikolaos, martyrs venerated at Blachernae, Constantinople

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Related Evidence Records
E00593Mosaic in the Rotunda of Thessalonike (south Balkans/Greece), of the 5th/6th c., depicting *Priskos (soldier and martyr, S00389), with an inscription indicating October as the month of his feast.
E04387Procopius of Caesarea, in his On Buildings, reports that the emperor Justinian (r. 527-565) rebuilt the church of *Laurence (deacon and martyr of Rome, S00037) and established a shrine of *Priskos and Nikolaos (martyrs venerated at Blachernae, S00391) near the church of *Mary (Mother of Christ, S00033) at Blachernae (suburb of Constantinople). Written in Greek at Constantinople, in the 550s.