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John Taronites, sebastos (eleventh/twelfth century)

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1309
Diameter 25 mm
Condition Broken. The reading has been restored with reference to the better preserved specimen noted in this entry.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 610.

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God with her hands raised in prayer, the medallion of Christ before her. Inscription on either side: μ̅θυ̅ : Μ(ήτηρ) Θ(εο)ῦ. Along the circumference, traces of a circular inscription: ΗΘΕΟΤ : ἡ Θεοτ[όκος ἁπλοῦσα]. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines, a cross above. Border of dots.


σποι
θμοι
̣σι̅
ατ
ταρνι
τ̣.

[Δέ]σποι[να], β(οή)θ(ει) μοι [τ]ῷ σῷ δ(ούλῳ) Ἰω(άννῃ) [σε]βαστῷ τῷ Ταρωνίτῃ

Translation

Δέσποινα, βοήθει μοι τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ἰωάννῃ σεβαστῷ τῷ Ταρωνίτῃ.

Lady, help me, your servant the sebastos John Taronites.

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1309
Diameter 25 mm
Condition Broken. The reading has been restored with reference to the better preserved specimen noted in this entry.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 610.

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1309
Diameter 25 mm
Condition Broken. The reading has been restored with reference to the better preserved specimen noted in this entry.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 610.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1309
Diameter 25 mm
Condition Broken. The reading has been restored with reference to the better preserved specimen noted in this entry.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 610.