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Arabic Seal (tenth/eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St. John (the Baptist?); details obscure. Sigla visible: ο|αγ|..|ι̅ : Ὁ ἅγιος Ἰωάννης. No visible border.

Reverse

Arabic inscription, badly effaced. Border of dots.

حناني/جباني (?)

Obverse

Bust of St. John (the Baptist?); details obscure. Sigla visible: ο|αγ|..|ι̅ : Ὁ ἅγιος Ἰωάννης. No visible border.

Reverse

Arabic inscription, badly effaced. Border of dots.

حناني/جباني (?)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4577
Diameter 20.0 mm

Translation

Uncertain.

Commentary

The Arabic inscription is near illegible. One line reads relatively clearly, perhaps حناني ("kind").