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The Seal of Bishop Dosithei Herescu | p. 273–286

18th century, Bishop Dosithei Herescu, first bishop of Bukovina, last bishop of Rădăuţi, Putna Monastery, seal


During the 1972 archaeological investigations from Putna Monastery a bronze seal of Bishop Dosithei Herescu was unearthed.

Bishop Dosithei was tonsured in Putna, being the abbot of the monastery between 1747 and 1748. On November 13, 1750 he was ordained bishop of Rădăuţi, and after the Habsburg Empire occupied the North of Moldavia he became exempt Bishop of Bukovina.