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John (metropolitan) of Serres (twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

In center above, bust of Christ blessing two standing saints turned toward each other. Left, a beardless St. George; right, a bearded St. Theodore, both with heads upturned and hands raised. Before each saint a shield propped against a short spear. Vertical inscription at left: |ΓΕ||Ρ|.: Ὁ ἅ(γιος) Γεώρ[γ(ιος)]. On right: |ΘΕ|Οˊ|ΡΟ|Σ: Ὁ ἅ(γιος) Θεόδ(ω)ρος. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

ΓΡΦΝ
ΣΦΡΓΙΣΜ
ΤΣΕΡΡΝ
Ι̅

Γραφῶν σφράγισμα τοῦ Σερρῶν Ἰω(άννου)

Obverse

In center above, bust of Christ blessing two standing saints turned toward each other. Left, a beardless St. George; right, a bearded St. Theodore, both with heads upturned and hands raised. Before each saint a shield propped against a short spear. Vertical inscription at left: |ΓΕ||Ρ|.: Ὁ ἅ(γιος) Γεώρ[γ(ιος)]. On right: |ΘΕ|Οˊ|ΡΟ|Σ: Ὁ ἅ(γιος) Θεόδ(ω)ρος. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

ΓΡΦΝ
ΣΦΡΓΙΣΜ
ΤΣΕΡΡΝ
Ι̅

Γραφῶν σφράγισμα τοῦ Σερρῶν Ἰω(άννου)

Accession number BZS 1947.2.153
Diameter 28.0 mm; field: 25.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 42.4. See also Laurent, Bulles métriques, no. 616; republished in Laurent, Corpus V/1, no. 779; and Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 583.