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John metropolitan of Klaudioupolis (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St. John Chrysostom holding a book in his left hand. Visible at right: |σο|.|τ : [Ὁ ἅ(γιος) Ἰω(άννης) ὁ] Χρ(υ)σό[σ]τ(ομος). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, a decoration below. Border of dots.

κ̅εR,θ,
τσ
ι̅ω̅οΠΟ
λ,κλαΥΔΙ
ουπολ

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) τῷ σῷ δ(ούλῳ) Ἰω(άννῃ) μη(τ)ροπολ(ίτῃ) Κλαυδιουπόλ(εως)

Obverse

Bust of St. John Chrysostom holding a book in his left hand. Visible at right: |σο|.|τ : [Ὁ ἅ(γιος) Ἰω(άννης) ὁ] Χρ(υ)σό[σ]τ(ομος). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, a decoration below. Border of dots.

κ̅εR,θ,
τσ
ι̅ω̅οΠΟ
λ,κλαΥΔΙ
ουπολ

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) τῷ σῷ δ(ούλῳ) Ἰω(άννῃ) μη(τ)ροπολ(ίτῃ) Κλαυδιουπόλ(εως)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2127
Diameter 22.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 7.3c.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ἰωάννῃ μητροπολίτῃ Κλαυδιουπόλεως.

Lord, help your servant John, metropolitan of Klaudioupolis.

Commentary

This seal and BZS.1955.1.4816 are very similar but do not come from the same boulloterion because this seal is larger. They are otherwise identical. Also compare with BZS.1955.1.4815.