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The protos of (Mount) Ganos (eleventh/twelfth century)

Accession Number:
BZS.1958.106.329

Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 51.1.
Another specimen, probably from the same boulloterion and now kept in Bucharest, is published by Laurent, Orghidan, no. 392 and again in Corpus V/2, no. 1228 (inaccurate description of the obv.).

Details

Diameter:
19 mm
Field:
12 mm

Obverse

The protos of (Mount) Ganos (eleventh/twelfth century)

Bust of St. Panteleïmon with right hand in front of chest, left hand holding a book or a small box. Vertical inscriptions: |Π|ΑΝΤ|ΕΛ,|Η: Ὁ ἅγιος Παντελεήμων. Border of dots.

Reverse

The protos of (Mount) Ganos (eleventh/twelfth century)

Inscription of three lines preceded and followed by ornaments. Border of dots.


ΤΠΡΟ
ΤΟΥΤΟΥ
ΓΑΝΟΥ

·

Τοῦ πρότου τοῦ Γάνου

Translation

Τοῦ πρότου τοῦ Γάνου.

(Seal) of the protos of (Mount) Ganos.

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Commentary

Monastic center situated north of the Propontis and attested from the tenth to the fourteenth century. See Laurent, Corpus V/2, 152. It was composed of several monasteries and, like Mount Athos, was administrated by an (elected?) protos, attested as early as the eleventh century.

 

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