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John kommerkiarios of Seleukeia (eleventh century)

Accession number BZS 1951.31.5.1777
Diameter 23 mm
Field diameter 20 mm
Condition Flattened on one side.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 6.18b

Obverse

Bust of St. Nicholas blessing with his right hand and holding in his left hand a book decorated with dots. At right, remains of a vertical inscription: Κ|Ο|Λ[Ὁ ἅ(γιος) Νι]κόλ(αος). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

Θ̅Κ̅Ε
,Ι̅Κ
ΜΕΡΚΙΑ
Ρ,ΣΕΛΕΥ
ΚΙΑΣ

Θ(εοτό)κε β(οήθει) Ἰω(άννῃ) κουμερκιαρ(ίῳ) Σελευκίας.

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Ἰωάννῃ κουμερκιαρίῳ Σελευκίας.

Mother of God, help John kommerkiarios of Seleukeia.

Commentary

From the seals of kommerkiarioi, it is evident that its connections by land and sea made Seleukeia a center for the importation and distribution of silk, as noted in the Book of the Prefect, 5.1.

Accession number BZS 1951.31.5.1777
Diameter 23 mm
Field diameter 20 mm
Condition Flattened on one side.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 6.18b

Notes

Accession number BZS 1951.31.5.1777
Diameter 23 mm
Field diameter 20 mm
Condition Flattened on one side.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 6.18b