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John archbishop of the Nikopoloi (seventh/eighth century)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4704
Diameter 34 mm
Field diameter 24 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 2.11a.
Laurent, Corpus V/3, no. 1763.
Zacos-Veglery, no. 1240.

Obverse

St. Anastasia standing, holding a martyr's cross (r. hand). Crosses above on both sides. On either side the inscription. |ΗΑ|ΓΙ|Α|ΑΝ|ΑΣΤ|ΑΣ|ΙΑ: ἡ ἁγία Ἀναστασία. Wreath border.

Reverse

A cruciform invocative monogram (type V); in the quarters: ΙΑΝ|ΝΗ. Within concentric circles of dots, a circular inscription.

ΑΡΧΙΕΠΙΣΚΟΠΤΜΝΙΚΠΟΛ

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Ἰωάννῃ ἀρχιεπισκόπου τῶμ Νικωπόλων

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Ἰωάννῃ ἀρχιεπισκόπου τῶμ Νικωπόλων.

Mother of God, help John archbishop of the people of Nikopolis.

Commentary

Laurent saw fit to correct the last portion of the circular inscription on the reverse as Νικοπολιτων; however, this is not necessary (see below). Note the obvious mistake, τῶμ instead of τῶν, which was committed by a high quality engraver and cannot be explained by phonetics.

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4704
Diameter 34 mm
Field diameter 24 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 2.11a.
Laurent, Corpus V/3, no. 1763.
Zacos-Veglery, no. 1240.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4704
Diameter 34 mm
Field diameter 24 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 2.11a.
Laurent, Corpus V/3, no. 1763.
Zacos-Veglery, no. 1240.