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John bishop of Sinope (eleventh century)

Accession Number:
BZS.1955.1.5065

Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 31.2.

A parallel specimen is published in Sig., 291 (= Laurent, Corpus V/1, no. 425; the specimen illustrated is the Dumbarton Oaks one).

Details

Diameter:
19 mm
Field:
12 mm

Obverse

John bishop of Sinope (eleventh century)

Bust of St. Nicholas blessing with his right hand and holding a book in his left hand. Inscription in two columns: |ν|ι-κ|ο|λ : Ὁ ἅ(γιος) Νικόλ(αος). Border of dots.

Reverse

John bishop of Sinope (eleventh century)

Inscription of four lines, a cross above. Border of dots.

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σφραγ
Ι̅επισ
κοπσι
νοπ

Σφραγ(ὶς) Ἰω(άννου) ἐπισκόπ(ου) Σινόπ(ης)

 

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