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Jacob monk and higoumenos (of the monastery) of Kedronon (ninth century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.50
Diameter 21 mm
Field diameter 19 mm
Condition Corroded.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 49.1.

Laurent, Corpus V/2, no. 1300 (bis).

Obverse

A cross potent on three steps. In the quarters, pellets. Within two concentric borders of dots, a circular inscription:

+....θειτσδουλο

[Κ(ύρι)ε βοή]θει τῷ σῷ δούλο

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, a row of pellets below. Border of dots.

κR.
μνχο
.ηγουμεν /
κερονο /
·····

Ἰακώβ[ῳ] μωναχο [(καὶ)] ἡγουμέν(ῳ) [τ(ῶν)] Κεδρόνο(ν).

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλο Ἰακώβῳ μωναχο καὶ ἡγουμένῳ τῶν Κεδρόνον.

Lord, help your servant Jacob, monk and higoumenos of Kedronon.

Commentary

The monastery known as Κεδρώνων is mentioned in three letters of Patriarch Photios (Laurent, Corpus V/2, 219). This institution is perhaps related to the name Kerdonianon in the neighborhood of Pythia (Janin, Grands centres, 158). If so, the institution could be connected with the one at Kathara. Since another seal of the higoumenos Timotheos has turned up in Trebizond, it has been suggested that the monastery should be sought in the Pontos (Cheynet-Morrisson, in SBS 2 [1990] 110, 122).

Accession number BZS.1958.106.50
Diameter 21 mm
Field diameter 19 mm
Condition Corroded.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 49.1.

Laurent, Corpus V/2, no. 1300 (bis).

Accession number BZS.1958.106.50
Diameter 21 mm
Field diameter 19 mm
Condition Corroded.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 49.1.

Laurent, Corpus V/2, no. 1300 (bis).

Notes

Accession number BZS.1958.106.50
Diameter 21 mm
Field diameter 19 mm
Condition Corroded.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 49.1.

Laurent, Corpus V/2, no. 1300 (bis).

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