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

Accession number BZS.1958.106.301
Diameter 17 mm
Field diameter 12 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 101.1a.

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans with the medallion of Christ on her breast. At left and right: μ̅ρ̅ : 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

Translation

Σκέποις Ἰωάννην με τὸν τοῦ Μαδύτων.

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

Commentary

A twelve-syllable verse.

The engraver slipped and added the letter N after ME in line two on the reverse.

The see of Madyta, located opposite Abydos on the Hellespont, was raised to the rank of metropolis under Constantine X (see DO Seals 1 no. 55).

Accession number BZS.1958.106.301
Diameter 17 mm
Field diameter 12 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 101.1a.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1958.106.301
Diameter 17 mm
Field diameter 12 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 101.1a.