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John metropolitan (seventh century)

 
 

Obverse

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

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


ιωα.
νου.
ητροπ
.λ..

Ἰωάννου μητροπολίτου

Obverse

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

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


ιωα.
νου.
ητροπ
.λ..

Ἰωάννου μητροπολίτου

Accession number BZS.1958.106.96
Diameter 28.0 mm; field: 24.0 mm
Previous Editions

Laurent, Corpus V/1, no. 936.

Translation

Ἰωάννου μητροπολίτου.

(Seal of) John metropolitan.

Commentary

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