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John (metropolitan) of Chalcedon (twelfth/thirteen century)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4988
Diameter 33 mm
Field diameter 29 mm
Condition Heavily corroded on both sides
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 77.4g.
Laurent, Corpus V/3, no. 1719.

Obverse

St. Euphemia, orans, standing to front. Sigla: Η|Α|Γ|Ι|ΑΕΥ|ΦΗ|ΜΙ|Α: Ἡ ἁγία Εὐφημία. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, a cross above. 

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ΙΑ
ΣΦΡΑΓΙΣΜΑ

ΤΧΑΛΚΗ
ΔΟΝΟΣ

Ἰωάννου σφράγισμα τοῦ Χαλκηδόνος

Translation

Ἰωάννου σφράγισμα τοῦ Χαλκηδόνος.

Seal of John (bishop of) Chalcedon.

Commentary

Dodecasyllable. As Laurent observes, the owner of these seals was probably John of Chalcedon who signed with the synod in 1191 and 1192: John Kastamonites (and not Kastomyres), the well-known canonist (see B. Katsaros, Ἰωάννης Κασταμονίτης [Thessalonica, 1988], 298).

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4988
Diameter 33 mm
Field diameter 29 mm
Condition Heavily corroded on both sides
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 77.4g.
Laurent, Corpus V/3, no. 1719.

Notes