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Stylianos bishop of Hexamilion (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St. John Prodromos. Inscription in two columns: |ΟΠΡ|Δ|Μ: ἅγιοςωάννης ὁ Πρόδρομος. No visible border.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines. Border of dots.

ΚΕ,
ΤΣΔ.
ΣΤΥΛΙΑΝ
ΕΠΙΣΚΟΠ
ΕΞΑΜΙ
ΛΙ

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Στυλιαν ἐπισκόπ Ἑξαμιλίου

Obverse

Bust of St. John Prodromos. Inscription in two columns: |ΟΠΡ|Δ|Μ: ἅγιοςωάννης ὁ Πρόδρομος. No visible border.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines. Border of dots.

ΚΕ,
ΤΣΔ.
ΣΤΥΛΙΑΝ
ΕΠΙΣΚΟΠ
ΕΞΑΜΙ
ΛΙ

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Στυλιαν ἐπισκόπ Ἑξαμιλίου

Accession number BZS.1958.106.112
Diameter 18.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 54.4.
Laurent, Corpus V/1, no. 326.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Στυλιανῷ ἐπισκόπῳ Ἑξαμιλίου.

Lord, help your servant Stylianos bishop of Hexamilion.

Commentary

Another specimen (from a different boulloterion) issued in the name of a Stylianos and decorated with a representation of the Forerunner, is found in the Vienna collection (Laurent, Corpus V/1, no. 325). Laurent is probably correct that both specimens were used by the same person. Cf. Asdracha, Thrace orientale, 295.