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John bishop of Prainetos (ninth/tenth century)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4649
Diameter 19 mm
Field diameter 15 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 85.1.
Laurent, Corpus V/3, no. 1711.

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin. Within concentric circles of dots, a circular inscription.

+ΘΚΕΟΗΘΤΣΔ

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

+ΙΑ
ΝΗΕΠΙΣ
ΚΟΠ ΠΡΕ
ΝΕΤ

Ἰωάννῃ ἐπισκόπ Πρενέτου

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ἰωάννῃ ἐπισκόπῳ Πρενέτου.

Mother of God, help your servant John, bishop of Prainetos.

Commentary

The first datable mention of the see (today Karamüsel) is in 553, and it is mentioned in all notitiae until the thirteenth century (Laurent, Corpus V/2, 277). A bishop was effectively there in 1170 (Rhallès-Potlès III, 442).

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4649
Diameter 19 mm
Field diameter 15 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 85.1.
Laurent, Corpus V/3, no. 1711.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4649
Diameter 19 mm
Field diameter 15 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 85.1.
Laurent, Corpus V/3, no. 1711.

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