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John Makrygenes (twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

Inscription of three lines, a decoration below. Border of dots.

.ρ
.ντο
.υροσ


[γ]ρα[φ]ῶν τὸ [κ]ῦρος

Reverse

Inscription of three lines. Border of dots.

ι̅
τμ
κρυγˊ

Ἰω(άννου) τοῦ Μακρυγ(έ)νη

Obverse

Inscription of three lines, a decoration below. Border of dots.

.ρ
.ντο
.υροσ


[γ]ρα[φ]ῶν τὸ [κ]ῦρος

Reverse

Inscription of three lines. Border of dots.

ι̅
τμ
κρυγˊ

Ἰω(άννου) τοῦ Μακρυγ(έ)νη

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.799
Diameter 18.0 mm; field: 16.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 587.

Translation

γραφῶν τὸ κῦρος Ἰωάννου τοῦ Μακρυγένη.

The confirmation of the correspondence of John Makrygenes.

Commentary

The seal presents what appears to be an attempt at a metrical inscription rather than a correctly rendered dodecasyllablic verse; it contains fourteen syllables and an awkwardly placed caesura.

For the more common and widely attested version of this name, Makrogenes, see BZS 1958.106.4366 and Wassiliou-Seibt's commentary in Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 642.