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John (metropolitan) of Serres (twelfth century)

Accession number BZS 1947.2.153
Diameter 28 mm
Field diameter 25 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 42.4. See also Laurent, Bulles métriques, no. 616; republished in Laurent, Corpus V/1, no. 779; and Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 583.


In center above, bust of Christ blessing two standing saints turned toward each other. Left, a beardless St. George; right, a bearded St. Theodore, both with heads upturned and hands raised. Before each saint a shield propped against a short spear. Vertical inscription at left: |ΓΕ||Ρ|.: Ὁ ἅ(γιος) Γεώρ[γ(ιος)]. On right: |ΘΕ|Οˊ|ΡΟ|Σ: Ὁ ἅ(γιος) Θεόδ(ω)ρος. Border of dots.


Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.


Γραφῶν σφράγισμα τοῦ Σερρῶν Ἰω(άννου)


Γραφῶν σφράγισμα τοῦ Σερρῶν Ἰωάννου.

Seal of the letters of John, (metropolitan) of Serres.