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John (man) of (the bishop or metropolitan) of Madyta (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans with the medallion of Christ on her breast. At left and right: Μ̅Θ̅: Μ(ήτηρ) Θ(εοῦ). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.


σκεποισ
ι̅μεντον
τμαδυ
τν 

Σκέποις Ἰω(άννην) με{ν} τὸν τοῦ Μαδύτων

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans with the medallion of Christ on her breast. At left and right: Μ̅Θ̅: Μ(ήτηρ) Θ(εοῦ). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.


σκεποισ
ι̅μεντον
τμαδυ
τν 

Σκέποις Ἰω(άννην) με{ν} τὸν τοῦ Μαδύτων

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2191
Diameter 15.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 101.1c. See also Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 2021.

Translation

Σκέποις Ἰωάννην με τὸν τοῦ Μαδύτων.

Watch over me, John, the man of the bishop (or metropolitan) of Madyta.

Commentary

Edited jointly with BZS 1958.106.301 and 1958.106.365; see the commentary to the first of these seals.

Bibliography

  • Catalogue of Byzantine Seals at Dumbarton Oaks and in the Fogg Museum of Art, Volume 5: The East (continued), Constantinople and Environs, Unknown Locations, Addenda, Uncertain Readings (Open in Zotero)
  • Catalogue of the Byzantine Seals at Dumbarton Oaks and at the Fogg Museum of Art, Vol. 1: Italy, North of the Balkans, North of the Black Sea (Open in Zotero)
  • Corpus der byzantinischen Siegel mit metrischen Legenden, Vol. 2, Siegellegenden von Ny bis inklusive Sphragis (Open in Zotero)