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John Amagireutos (twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St. Michael holding a trefoil-topped sceptre in his left hand. On either side the sigla: ΜΧ. Μ(ι)χ(αήλ). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

Κ̅Ε̅,Θ,
Ι̅̅ΤΟ
ΓΙ
ΡΕΥΤ,

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) Ἰω(άννῃ) το Ἀμαγιρεύτ(ῳ)

Obverse

Bust of St. Michael holding a trefoil-topped sceptre in his left hand. On either side the sigla: ΜΧ. Μ(ι)χ(αήλ). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

Κ̅Ε̅,Θ,
Ι̅̅ΤΟ
ΓΙ
ΡΕΥΤ,

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) Ἰω(άννῃ) το Ἀμαγιρεύτ(ῳ)

Accession number BZS 1951.31.5.2321
Diameter 20.0 mm; field: 13.0 mm
Previous Editions

Seibt-Nesbitt, "Odd surnames," no. 5.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει Ἰωάννῃ το Ἀμαγιρεύτῳ.

Lord, help John Amagireutos.

Commentary

In their edition of the seal Seibt and Nesbitt present the owner's name as "Amageireutos" and cite other instances of this family name. We have here followed the spelling of the name as it appears on the seal.