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Methodios monk and servant of St. Prokopios (eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1947.2.330
Diameter 15 mm
Field diameter 12 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 84.1.

Laurent, Corpus V/2, no. 1282 (tenth/eleventh century).

Obverse

St. Prokopios standing frontally and holding a spear in his right hand, his left hand resting on a shield set on the ground. Inscription in tow columns: .|.|.|ο-κ|ο|π, : [Ὁ ἅ(γιος) Πρ]οκόπ(ιος). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

+μεθο
διΑ
λταγι
προκπ

Μεθοδίῳ (μον)αχ(ῷ) (καὶ) δούλ(ῳ) τοῦ ἁγίου Προκ(ο)π(ί)ου

Translation

Μεθοδίῳ μοναχῷ καὶ δούλῳ τοῦ ἁγίου Προκοπίου.

Methodios, monk and servant of St. Prokopios.

Commentary

The monk Methodios of the present seal declares having a special devotion to St. Prokopios, although this does not necessarily mean that he was attached to (or at the head of) a monastery dedicated to this saint. But this personal devotion makes us think that it is more likely that Methodios was a monk in the region of the cave churches and monasteries of St. Prokopios (Ürgüp) to the west of Caesarea (Kappadokien, 263) rather than in the city of Niš in the Balkans, where St. Prokopios's relics were kept (Laurent, Corpus V/1, 340-41).

Accession number BZS.1947.2.330
Diameter 15 mm
Field diameter 12 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 84.1.

Laurent, Corpus V/2, no. 1282 (tenth/eleventh century).

Accession number BZS.1947.2.330
Diameter 15 mm
Field diameter 12 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 84.1.

Laurent, Corpus V/2, no. 1282 (tenth/eleventh century).

Notes

Accession number BZS.1947.2.330
Diameter 15 mm
Field diameter 12 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 84.1.

Laurent, Corpus V/2, no. 1282 (tenth/eleventh century).

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