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John metropolitan (seventh century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.464
Diameter 25 mm
Field diameter 19 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Laurent, Corpus V/1, no. 936.

Obverse

St. Theodore balancing a shield on the ground and stabbing a dragon with a cross-topped spear. A palm tree on the right. Wreath border.

Reverse

Inscription in three lines with crosses above and below. Indeterminate border.


ιαν
νουμ
ητροπ

Ἰωάννου μητροπολίτου

Translation

Ἰωάννου μητροπολίτου.

(Seal of) the metropolitan John.

Commentary

The military saint, bearded and killing a dragon, must be St. Theodore. A similar depiction of the saint is seen on a seal of the bishop of Euchaita (DO Seals 4, no. 16.4).

Accession number BZS.1958.106.464
Diameter 25 mm
Field diameter 19 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Laurent, Corpus V/1, no. 936.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.464
Diameter 25 mm
Field diameter 19 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Laurent, Corpus V/1, no. 936.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1958.106.464
Diameter 25 mm
Field diameter 19 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Laurent, Corpus V/1, no. 936.