John I (969–76)
- Accession Number:
- BZS.1955.1.4316 (formerly DO 55.1.4316)
DO Seals 6, no. 67.1; Zacos–Veglery, no. 73 (with a slightly different reading).
- 31 mm
- 23 mm
Half-length representation of Christ, bearded, wearing a tunic and himation. He raises his right hand in blessing and holds a blook in his left. He has a nimbus cruciger, each limb of which is decorated with a row of two dots. At left and right, sigla IC-XC: Ἰ(ησοῦ)ς Χ(ριστό)ς. Circular inscription. Border of dots.
Iηs(us) Xr(istu)s rex regnantium.
Half-length representation of John I, bearded, wearing a crown surmounted by a cross and a chlamys. He holds in his right hand a globus surmounted by a patriarchal cross and in his left seemingly a small cross. Circular inscription. Border of dots.
Ἰωάnn(ης) ἐn Χ(ριστ)ῷ αὐτοκ<ρ>άτ(ωρ) Ῥωm(αίων).
Iηsus Xristus rex regnantium.
Ἰωάnnης ἐn Χριστῷ αὐτοκράτωρ Ῥωmαίων.
Jesus Christ, King of Kings.
John, in Christ, autokrator of the Romans.