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(The monastery of the) Prodromos (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St. John Prodromos raising his right hand in blessing and holding a scroll in his left. Inscription in two columns: |ι̅|ο||ρο|μ : Ὁ ἅ(γιος) Ἰω(άννης) ὁ Πρ(ό)δρομ(ος). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

σφρ̅α̅γ,
μαγραφ,
σφραγισ
ητπρο
ρομ

Σφράγ(ισ)μα γραφ(ῶν) σφραγὶς ἡ τοῦ Προδρόμου

Obverse

Bust of St. John Prodromos raising his right hand in blessing and holding a scroll in his left. Inscription in two columns: |ι̅|ο||ρο|μ : Ὁ ἅ(γιος) Ἰω(άννης) ὁ Πρ(ό)δρομ(ος). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

σφρ̅α̅γ,
μαγραφ,
σφραγισ
ητπρο
ρομ

Σφράγ(ισ)μα γραφ(ῶν) σφραγὶς ἡ τοῦ Προδρόμου

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5382
Diameter 25.0 mm; field: 13.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 80.1a. Illustrated by Laurent, Corpus 5.3: no. 1912. Similar seal in the IFEB Collection.

Translation

Σφράγισμα γραφῶν σφραγὶς ἡ τοῦ Προδρόμου.

The seal (of the monastery) of the Prodromos authenticates our correspondence.

Commentary

Twelve-syllable verse.