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John (member of the) diakonia of the church of the Blachernae (ninth century, first half)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.257
Diameter 22 mm
Condition Chipped. Token; no channel for suspension.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 31.1a; Laurent, Corpus 5.3: no. 1921; Zacos–Veglery, no. 2008 (with misreading).

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V); in the quarters: Ι|Ν: Ἰωάννῃ. Wreath border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Ἰωάννῃ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, row of dots below. Indeterminate border.

ΤΗΣ
/ΚΟΝΙ/Τ/
ΝΕΒΛ
ΧΕΡ.


Τῆς δ(ια)κονί(ας) τ(οῦ) νεὼ Βλαχερ[ν]ώ(ν)

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Ἰωάννῃ τῆς διακονίας τοῦ νεὼ Βλαχερνών.

Mother of God, help John, (member) of the diakonia of the new Blachernae.

Commentary

The inscription on the reverse constitutes a twelve-syllable verse.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.257
Diameter 22 mm
Condition Chipped. Token; no channel for suspension.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 31.1a; Laurent, Corpus 5.3: no. 1921; Zacos–Veglery, no. 2008 (with misreading).

Accession number BZS.1958.106.257
Diameter 22 mm
Condition Chipped. Token; no channel for suspension.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 31.1a; Laurent, Corpus 5.3: no. 1921; Zacos–Veglery, no. 2008 (with misreading).

Notes

Accession number BZS.1958.106.257
Diameter 22 mm
Condition Chipped. Token; no channel for suspension.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 31.1a; Laurent, Corpus 5.3: no. 1921; Zacos–Veglery, no. 2008 (with misreading).