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John metropolitan (seventh century)

Accession Number:
BZS.1958.106.96

Previous Editions

Laurent, Corpus V/1, no. 936.

Details

Diameter:
28 mm
Field:
24 mm

Obverse

John metropolitan (seventh century)

St. Theodorε standing, balancing his shield on the ground and stabbing a dragon with a cross-topped spear. Palm tree on the right. Wreath border.

Reverse

John metropolitan (seventh century)

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


ιωα.
νου.
ητροπ
.λ..

Ἰωάννου μητροπολίτου

Translation

Ἰωάννου μητροπολίτου.

(Seal of) John metropolitan.

Audio

Commentary

On a seal this early, an unidentified military saint slaying a dragon will be St. Theodore.

 

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