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John Ophiomachos (eleventh/twelfth century)

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1205
Diameter 16 mm
Field diameter 12 mm

Obverse

Inscription in three lines with a decoration above. Border of dots.

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σφραγ,
Ι̄μαγ,
στρ

Σφραγὶς Ἰωάννου μαγίστρου

Reverse

Inscription in three lines. Border of dots.

του
οφιομα
χου

τοῦ Ὀφιομάχου

Translation

Σφραγὶς Ἰωάννου μαγίστρου τοῦ Ὀφιομάχου.

Seal of John Ophiomachos, magistros.

Commentary

In his unpublished catalogue of the Shaw Collection, Laurent mentions that the name Ophiomachos is first attested in 1086 (cf. PG 127, 973 B) and that it is borne not long thereafter by an individual, not necessarily this one, named John (cf. PG 126 372 C, 373 D).

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1205
Diameter 16 mm
Field diameter 12 mm

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Accession number BZS.1947.2.1205
Diameter 16 mm
Field diameter 12 mm

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Accession number BZS.1947.2.1205
Diameter 16 mm
Field diameter 12 mm

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