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John Kostomyres, pr... (?), dishypatos and judge of the Cycladic Islands (eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1927
Diameter 21 mm
Field diameter 16 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 42.3.

Obverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

σφ..
γ,Ι̅πρ...
δισυπα..
κρ

Σφραγὶς Ἰωάννου προέδρου or ώτου? δισυπάτου, καὶ κριτοῦ

Reverse

Inscription of five lines; final letter flanked by two horizontal bars. Border of dots.

.νκυ
..αδν
...ντ
..ομυ
ρ,

τῶν Κυκλάδων νήσων τοῦ Κωστομύρη

Translation

Σφραγὶς Ἰωάννου προέδρου/ώτου δισυπάτου, καὶ κριτοῦ τῶν Κυκλάδων νήσων τοῦ Κωστομύρη.

Seal of John Kostomyres proedros (or protos) dishypatos, and judge of the Cycladic Islands.

Commentary

At the end of the third line of the observe there is space for three letters, the second of which seems to have a straight horizontal bar at the top: thus the expected reading προέδρου seems difficult. Another possibility is πρώτου, that is, the first dishypatos, a title similar to protoproedros, etc. (Oikonomides, Évolution, 126); but we do not know of any other instance of a protodishypatos.

We know the eleventh-century seal of a John Konstomyres, protovestarches, imperial notarios and symponos (Laurent, Corpus II, no. 1084.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1927
Diameter 21 mm
Field diameter 16 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 42.3.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1927
Diameter 21 mm
Field diameter 16 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 42.3.

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