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John (metropolitan) of Chalcedon (twelfth/thirteen century)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4984
Diameter 33 mm
Field diameter 30 mm
Condition Chipped at channel openings
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 77.4a.
Laurent, Corpus V/3, no. 1719.
Cf. Seyrig, no. 238; Zacos-Veglery 2, no. 505 

Obverse

St. Euphemia, orans, standing on a dais. Sigla: Η|Α|ΓΙ|ΑΕΥ|ΦΗ|ΜΙ|Α: Ἡ ἁγία Εὐφημία. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, cross above and two horizontal lines below. 

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Ι̅Α
ΣΦΡΑΓΙΣΜΑ

ΤΧΑΛΚΗ
ΔΟΝΟΣ

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Ἰωάννου σφράγισμα τοῦ Χαλκηδόνος

Translation

Ἰωάννου σφράγισμα τοῦ Χαλκηδόνος.

Seal of John (bishop of) Chalcedon.

Commentary

Dodecasyllable. As Laurent observes, the owner of these seals was probably John of Chalcedon who signs with the synod in 1191 and 1192: John Kastamonites (and not Kastomyres), the well-known canonist (see B. Katsaros, Ἰωάννης Κασταμονίτης [Thessalonica, 1988], 298). 

On Chalcedon and the seals of churchmen active there, see BZS 1958.106.35.

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4984
Diameter 33 mm
Field diameter 30 mm
Condition Chipped at channel openings
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 77.4a.
Laurent, Corpus V/3, no. 1719.
Cf. Seyrig, no. 238; Zacos-Veglery 2, no. 505 

Notes

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4984
Diameter 33 mm
Field diameter 30 mm
Condition Chipped at channel openings
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 77.4a.
Laurent, Corpus V/3, no. 1719.
Cf. Seyrig, no. 238; Zacos-Veglery 2, no. 505