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N. bishop of Ionopolis (tenth century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.152
Diameter 24 mm
Field diameter 21 mm
Condition Chipped; weakly imprinted (Reverse).
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 18.4.

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin holding Christ before her. No sigla. Circular inscription between a double border of dots, beginning at seven o'clock:

..κ.........σδουλ

[Θ(εοτό)]κ[ε βοήθει τῷ] σῷ δούλ(ῳ)

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, followed by a decoration. Border of dots.

+.....
ιεπισκ
οποιουν
.πολε


.....ίῳ ἐπισκόπο Ἰουν[ου]πόλε(ως)

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ .....ίῳ ἐπισκόπο Ἰουνουπόλεως.

Mother of God, help your servant .....ios, bishop of Ionopolis.