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John archbishop of Corinth (eleventh/twelfth century)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2029
Diameter 25 mm
Field diameter 22 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 97.1. Parallel specimen published in Corinth XII, no. 2760 (εἰμι Κορίνθου) = Laurent, Corpus 5.1: no. 562. Cf. Konstantopoulos, Stamoules, no. 128 and A. Avramea et al., "Μολυβδόβουλλα με γνωστή προέλευση από τισ συλλογές του Νομισματικού Μουσείου Αθηνών," 250, no. 62δ (ἐκκλησίας Κορίνθου).

Obverse

Bust of St. Theodore holding a spear in his right hand and a shield in his left. Inscription in two columns: ο|θε|οδ|ρ|ο : Ὁ (ἅγιος) Θεόδ(ω)ρο(ς). Circular inscription within a double border of dots.

τνγραφνιαννου

τῶν γραφῶν Ἰωάννου

Reverse

Bust of St. Theodore holding a spear in his right hand. Circular inscription within a double border of dots.

.ημακοριν...

[σ]ῆμα Κορίν[θου]

Translation

Τῶν γραφῶν Ἰωάννου σῆμα Κορίνθου.

Sign of the writings of John of Corinth.

Commentary

A twelve-syllable verse.

On the specimen published by Avramea, at the beginning of the circular inscription on the reverse the letter C is clearly imprinted. It is preceded by a cross. Since no cross appears on the obverse it is possible that we are to understand our specimen to read Σῆμα Κορίνθου, etc. We are indebted to Werner Seibt for calling our attention to the resolution of the reading of this seal.

The seal is scyphate, suggesting that the dies were not imprinted simultaneously.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2029
Diameter 25 mm
Field diameter 22 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 97.1. Parallel specimen published in Corinth XII, no. 2760 (εἰμι Κορίνθου) = Laurent, Corpus 5.1: no. 562. Cf. Konstantopoulos, Stamoules, no. 128 and A. Avramea et al., "Μολυβδόβουλλα με γνωστή προέλευση από τισ συλλογές του Νομισματικού Μουσείου Αθηνών," 250, no. 62δ (ἐκκλησίας Κορίνθου).

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2029
Diameter 25 mm
Field diameter 22 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 97.1. Parallel specimen published in Corinth XII, no. 2760 (εἰμι Κορίνθου) = Laurent, Corpus 5.1: no. 562. Cf. Konstantopoulos, Stamoules, no. 128 and A. Avramea et al., "Μολυβδόβουλλα με γνωστή προέλευση από τισ συλλογές του Νομισματικού Μουσείου Αθηνών," 250, no. 62δ (ἐκκλησίας Κορίνθου).

Notes

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2029
Diameter 25 mm
Field diameter 22 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 97.1. Parallel specimen published in Corinth XII, no. 2760 (εἰμι Κορίνθου) = Laurent, Corpus 5.1: no. 562. Cf. Konstantopoulos, Stamoules, no. 128 and A. Avramea et al., "Μολυβδόβουλλα με γνωστή προέλευση από τισ συλλογές του Νομισματικού Μουσείου Αθηνών," 250, no. 62δ (ἐκκλησίας Κορίνθου).

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