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The monastery of (St. John) Prodromos on the Jordan (twelfth century)

Accession number BZS 1958.106.432
Diameter 23 mm
Field diameter 18 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 19.5; Laurent, Corpus 5.2: no. 1579.

Obverse

St. John Prodromos standing, blessing with his right hand and holding a long cross in his left. Inscription: |Ι̅|ΟΠ|Ρ,|Μ : Ὁ ἅ(γιος) Ἰω(άννης) ὁ Πρ(ό)δρ(ο)μ(ος). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines preceded by a cross. Border of dots.


ΣΦΡΑΓΙΣ
ΜΟΝΙΣΤ
ΠΡΟΔΡ,Μ
ΤΙΟΡΔΑ
Ν

Σφραγὶς μονῖς τοῦ Προδρ(ό)μου τοῦ Ἰορδάνου.

Translation

Σφραγὶς μονῖς τοῦ Προδρόμου τοῦ Ἰορδάνου.

Seal of the monastery of (St. John) Prodromos on the Jordan.

Commentary

The monastery of St. John on the Jordan was founded by the emperor Anastasius (491–518) on the site traditionally accepted as the place where John the Baptist had baptized Jesus. It was restored by Manuel I Komnenos (1143–1180), during whose reign the present seal may have been engraved. See Laurent, Corpus 5.2:410–11.

Accession number BZS 1958.106.432
Diameter 23 mm
Field diameter 18 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 19.5; Laurent, Corpus 5.2: no. 1579.

Notes

Accession number BZS 1958.106.432
Diameter 23 mm
Field diameter 18 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 19.5; Laurent, Corpus 5.2: no. 1579.

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