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John metropolitan of Melitene (tenth/eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.291
Diameter 25 mm
Field diameter 19 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 68.8a.

Laurent, Corpus V/1, no. 434. Another specimen is published in Seyrig, no. 258.

Obverse

Bust of St. John Chrysostom blessing and holding a book. Inscription in two columns: |ιω|ο-|σο|τ : Ὁ ἅ(γιος) Ἰω(άννης) ὁ Χρ(υ)σό(σ)τ(ομος). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

+.ε
λεθ̅υ
μ̅ρπολι
τμελιτ

νησ

[Ἰ]ω(άννης) ἐλέῳ Θ(εο)ῦ μ(ητ)ροπολίτ(ης) Μελιτ(η)νῆς

Translation

Ἰωάννης ἐλέῳ Θεοῦ μητροπολίτης Μελιτηνῆς.

John, metropolitan of Melitene, by the grace of God.

Commentary

This seal and BZS.1958.106.336 come from the same boulloterion.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.291
Diameter 25 mm
Field diameter 19 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 68.8a.

Laurent, Corpus V/1, no. 434. Another specimen is published in Seyrig, no. 258.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1958.106.291
Diameter 25 mm
Field diameter 19 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 68.8a.

Laurent, Corpus V/1, no. 434. Another specimen is published in Seyrig, no. 258.