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Constantine son of John priest of Gangra (seventh/eighth century)

Accession Number:
BZS.1958.106.235

Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 17.3.

Zacos-Veglery, no. 599.

Details

Diameter:
33 mm
Condition:
Blank too small for die.

Obverse

Constantine son of John priest of Gangra (seventh/eighth century)

Eagle with open wings, between which are remains of an invocational monogram. Wreath border.

Reverse

Constantine son of John priest of Gangra (seventh/eighth century)

Inscription of six lines. Wreath border.

κ..
στντ.
νΥιι
ννπρεσ
βυτεργ
γγρν

Κ[ων]σταντ[ί]νῳ υἱῷ Ἰωάννου πρεσβυτέρου Γαγγρῶν

Translation

Θεοτόκε (?) βοήθει Κωνσταντίνῳ υἱῷ Ἰωάννου πρεσβυτέρου Γαγγρῶν.

Theotokos (?), help Constantine, the son of John, priest of Gangra.

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Commentary

It is clear that Constantine (whose name appears in the dative case) was not related to the church of Gangra except through his father, John.

 

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