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Basil Kinnamos (eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4002
Diameter 12 mm
Condition Struck off-center.

Obverse

Bust of St. John Prodromos holding a long cross. Sigla in column to the right (note the ligature): ΠΡ|Μ,: [Ὁ ἅ(γιος) Ἰω(άννης) ὁ] Πρ(όδρο)μ(ος)Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription in four lines. Border of dots.


ΣΦΡΑΓ
ΚΙΝΑΜ
ΑΣΙΛ
Τ̣.Γ.

Σφραγὶς Κινάμου Βασιλείου τυγχάνω

Translation

Σφραγὶς Κινάμου Βασιλείου τυγχάνω.

I happen to be the seal of Basil Kinnamos.

Commentary

Dodecasyllabic. This specimen is absent from Wassiliou-Seibt's catalogue of metrical seals. No parallels are known, although BZS.1947.2.1375, struck by a certain Basil Kinnamos sometime in the eleventh century, is possibly related to this specimen. Cf. Jordanov, Corpus II, p. 209; Laurent, Bulles metriques, no. 605.

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4002
Diameter 12 mm
Condition Struck off-center.
Accession number BZS.1955.1.4002
Diameter 12 mm
Condition Struck off-center.