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John XIV Kalekas, patriach of Constantinople (1334–47)

Accession number BZS.1947.2.4 (formerly DO 47.2.4)
Diameter 35 mm
Condition Half of seal is missing. Double struck.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 130.1; mentioned by Laurent, Corpus 5.1: no. 37; Zacos, Seals 2: 44a and 44b.

Obverse

The Mother of God, seated on a high-back throne, holding Christ on her knees. At right, siglum ΘV: [Μή(τη)ρ] Θ(εο)ῦ. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Partial inscription of eight lines, the bottom three obliterated. Indeterminate border.

ΙΩΑ
ΝΗΣΕΛΕ...
ΑΡΧΙΕΠΙΣ . . .
ΚΩΝΑ . . .
ΠΟΛΕΩ . . .
. . .
. . .
. . .

[Ἰ]ωά[ν]νης ἐλέ[ῳ Θ(εο)ῦ] ἀρχιεπίσ[κοπος] Κωνστα[ντινου]πόλεω[ς Νέας Ῥώμης καὶ οἰκουμενικὸς πατριάρχης].

Translation

Ἰωάννης ἐλέῳ Θεοῦ ἀρχιεπίσκοπος Κωνσταντινουπόλεως Νέας Ῥώμης καὶ οἰκουμενικὸς πατριάρχης.

John, by the grace of God, archbishop of Constantinople, the New Rome, and ecumenical patriarch.

Commentary

 This entry follows Nesbitt's suggestion (DO Seals 6 no. 130.1) in ascribing this specimen to John XIV Kalekas. The layout of the visible letters on the left side of the reverse match the illustrations in Zacos, Seals 2, in particular the reading of NHCEΛ on the second line.

Accession number BZS.1947.2.4 (formerly DO 47.2.4)
Diameter 35 mm
Condition Half of seal is missing. Double struck.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 130.1; mentioned by Laurent, Corpus 5.1: no. 37; Zacos, Seals 2: 44a and 44b.

Accession number BZS.1947.2.4 (formerly DO 47.2.4)
Diameter 35 mm
Condition Half of seal is missing. Double struck.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 130.1; mentioned by Laurent, Corpus 5.1: no. 37; Zacos, Seals 2: 44a and 44b.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1947.2.4 (formerly DO 47.2.4)
Diameter 35 mm
Condition Half of seal is missing. Double struck.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 130.1; mentioned by Laurent, Corpus 5.1: no. 37; Zacos, Seals 2: 44a and 44b.

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