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John metropolitan (seventh century)

Accession Number:
BZS.1958.106.464

Previous Editions

Cf. Laurent, Corpus V/1, no. 936.

Details

Diameter:
25 mm
Field:
19 mm

Obverse

John metropolitan (seventh century)

St. Theodore balancing a shield on the ground and stabbing a dragon with a cross-topped spear. A palm tree on the right. Wreath border.

Reverse

John metropolitan (seventh century)

Inscription in three lines with crosses above and below. Indeterminate border.


ιαν
νουμ
ητροπ

Ἰωάννου μητροπολίτου

Translation

Ἰωάννου μητροπολίτου.

(Seal of) the metropolitan John.

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Commentary

The military saint, bearded and killing a dragon, must be St. Theodore. A similar depiction of the saint is seen on a seal of the bishop of Euchaita (DO Seals 4, no. 16.4).

 

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