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John bishop of Herakleia (tenth century)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.92
Diameter 24 mm
Condition Corroded.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 105.2.
Laurent, Corpus V/1, no. 878.

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin holding the medallion before her. Sigla: Μ̅Θ̅ : Μήτηρ Θεοῦ. Within a border of dots a circular inscription, beginning with a cross.

..ΕΟΗΘ..ΤΣΔ..

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλ

Reverse

Inscription of five lines ending with a rosace. Border of dots.

+ΙΝ
ΝΗΕΛΕ
Θ̅ΥΕΠ,ΚΟ
ΠΗΡΚ
ΛΙΣ

Ἰωάννῃ ἐλέῳ Θεοῦ ἐπισκόπῳ Ἡρακλίας

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ἰωάννῃ ἐλέῳ Θεοῦ ἐπισκόπῳ Ἡρακλίας.

Mother of God, help your servant John, by the mercy of God bishop of Herakleia.

Commentary

On the bishopric of Herakleia, see the commentary to BZS 1958.106.296.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.92
Diameter 24 mm
Condition Corroded.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 105.2.
Laurent, Corpus V/1, no. 878.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.92
Diameter 24 mm
Condition Corroded.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 105.2.
Laurent, Corpus V/1, no. 878.