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

Accession Number:
BZS.1955.1.4987

Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 77.4f.
Laurent, Corpus V/3, no. 1719.

Details

Diameter:
34 mm
Field:
29 mm

Obverse

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

St. Euphemia, orans, standing to front. On either side: Η|Α|Γ|Ι|ΑΕΥ|ΦΗ|ΜΙ|Α: Ἡ ἁγία Εὐφημία. Border of dots. 

Reverse

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

Inscription of four lines, a cross above. 

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Ἰωάννου σφράγισμα τοῦ Χαλκηδόνος

Translation

Ἰωάννου σφράγισμα τοῦ Χαλκηδόνος.

Seal of John (bishop of) Chalcedon. 

Audio

Commentary

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).