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John bishop of Panidos (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin, holding medallion of Christ before her. Sigla: ̅ΘΥ̅ : Μήτηρ Θεοῦ. Traces of circular inscription. No visible border.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines preceded by row of pellets. Border of dots.

····
ιαη
επισκοπ
σπανε..
υ....

Θεοτόκε βοήθη τῷ σῷ δούλῳ. Ἰωάννης ἐπίσκοπος Πανείδου καὶ σύγκελλος (?)

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin, holding medallion of Christ before her. Sigla: ̅ΘΥ̅ : Μήτηρ Θεοῦ. Traces of circular inscription. No visible border.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines preceded by row of pellets. Border of dots.

····
ιαη
επισκοπ
σπανε..
υ....

Θεοτόκε βοήθη τῷ σῷ δούλῳ. Ἰωάννης ἐπίσκοπος Πανείδου καὶ σύγκελλος (?)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1063
Diameter 22.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 57.2.
Laurent, Corpus V/1, no. 314.

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθη τῷ σῷ δούλῳ. Ἰωάννης ἐπίσκοπος Πανείδου καὶ σύγκελλος (?).

Theotokos, help your servant. John, bishop of Panidos and synkellos (?).

Commentary

Laurent suggested that the inscription might conclude with the title "σύγκελλος." This is probable but by no means certain. Cf. Asdracha, Thrace orientale, 293.

The diocese, modern Panados, was located along the coastline of the Sea of Marmara in the vicinity of Raidestos. It was a suffragan bishopric of Herakleia. Cf. Laurent, Corpus V/1, 222 and Asdracha Thrace orientale, 248-49, 293-94.