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

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5494
Diameter 35 mm
Field diameter 30 mm
Condition Die break on reverse at l.
Previous Editions

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

Obverse

St. Euphemia, orans, standing on a dais. On either side: 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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ΙΑ
ΣΦΡΑΓΙΣΜΑ

ΤΧΑΛΚΗ
ΔΟΝΟΣ

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Ἰωάννου σφράγισμα τοῦ Χαλκηδόνος

Translation

Ἰωάννου σφράγισμα τοῦ Χαλκηδόνος.

Seal of John (bishop of) Chalcedon.

Commentary

This seal has been edited jointly with BZS 1955.1.4984, a better preserved specimen from the same boulloterion.

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

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5494
Diameter 35 mm
Field diameter 30 mm
Condition Die break on reverse at l.
Previous Editions

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

Notes

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5494
Diameter 35 mm
Field diameter 30 mm
Condition Die break on reverse at l.
Previous Editions

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