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John (bishop) of Hyrkanis (eleventh/twelfth century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.400
Diameter 14 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 17.1.

Laurent, Corpus V/3, no. 1707.

Obverse

Bust of St. George holding a spear in his right hand and a shield in his left. On either side a vertical inscription: |γε|ω|ρ-γ|ι|ο|ς : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Γεώργιος. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots:

+τον
υρκανι
δοσι̅ω̅μ
.κεπ,

Τὸν Ὑρκανίδος Ἰω(άννην) μ(ε) [σ]κέπ(οις)

Translation

Τὸν Ὑρκανίδος Ἰωάννην με σκέποις.

May you watch over me, John of Hyrkanis.

Commentary

Dodecasyllabic.

Hyrkanis (modern Alipasaköy, northeast of Manisa) was a bishopric suffragan of Sardeis listed in all notitiae (seventh-thirteenth century). Its first bishop is attested in 451. See Laurent, Corpus V/3, 67-68.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.400
Diameter 14 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 17.1.

Laurent, Corpus V/3, no. 1707.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.400
Diameter 14 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 17.1.

Laurent, Corpus V/3, no. 1707.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1958.106.400
Diameter 14 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 17.1.

Laurent, Corpus V/3, no. 1707.

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