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John metropolitan of Pompeioupolis and synkellos (?) (eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.938
Diameter 19 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 20.4.

Obverse

St. Michael standing frontally; details obscure. Inscription on either side: .–χ : [Μ(ι)]χ(αήλ). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

+κ̅εR,θ,
..̅..̅οπο
λιτ,πομπι
πολεσ
...γκ

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) [Ἰω(άννῃ) μ(ητ)ρ]οπολίτ(ῃ) Πομπϊουπόλεως [(καὶ) συ]γκ[έλλῳ (?)]

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει Ἰωάννῃ μητροπολίτῃ Πομπϊουπόλεως καὶ συγκέλλῳ.

Lord, help John, metropolitan of Pompeioupolis and synkellos.

Commentary

Note that the reading of the present seal does not present difficulties and that the reading of the title "metropolites" is secure. This rules out the existence of an epoptes of Pompeioupolis (as mentioned in Hild, Kilikien und Isaurien, Tabula Imperii Byzantini 5, Vienna, 1990, 381, note 22).

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.938
Diameter 19 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 20.4.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.938
Diameter 19 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 20.4.

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