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Symeon bishop of Ioannitza (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St. John Prodromos holding a long cross. Inscription in two columns: |Ι̅|Δ: Ὁ ἅγιος Ἰωάννης Πρόδρομος. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines preceded and followed by decoration. Border of dots.

·
ΣΥΜΕΟ,
ΕΠΙΣΚ.
ΠΙΑΝ
ΙΤΙΣ
·

Συμεὸν ἐπίσκοπος Ἰωανίτζις

Obverse

Bust of St. John Prodromos holding a long cross. Inscription in two columns: |Ι̅|Δ: Ὁ ἅγιος Ἰωάννης Πρόδρομος. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines preceded and followed by decoration. Border of dots.

·
ΣΥΜΕΟ,
ΕΠΙΣΚ.
ΠΙΑΝ
ΙΤΙΣ
·

Συμεὸν ἐπίσκοπος Ἰωανίτζις

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.3120
Diameter 32.0 mm; field: 21.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 66.1; Laurent, Corpus V/1, no. 690. See also Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 2290.

Translation

Συμεὸν ἐπίσκοπος Ἰωανίτζις.

Symeon bishop of Ioannitza.

Commentary

This is a twelve syllable verse.

The site is uncertain; in the Notitiae the see is listed as a suffragan bishopric of Philippoupolis of Thrace. It was created before 879 and disappeared after 1339. See Laurent, Corpus V/1, 521-22.