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John Xiphilinos, protoproedros and judge (eleventh century, second half)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.3047
Diameter 28 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1866.

Obverse

Inscription of four lines, a cross above and a decoration below. Border of dots.


πρτο
προερον
ησφραγισ
ι

πρωτοπρόεδρον ἡ σφραγὶς Ἰωάννην

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

τονι
φιλινον
καικριτ
προμυ
ει

τὸν Ξιφιλῖνον καὶ κριτὴν προμηνύει

Translation

πρωτοπρόεδρον ἡ σφραγὶς Ἰωάννην τὸν Ξιφιλῖνον καὶ κριτὴν προμηνύει.

The seal announces the protoproedros and judge John Xiphilinos.

Commentary

The inscription consists of two twelve-syllable verses. The owner of this seal has been identified with a nephew of the Patriarch John Xiphilinos (1064-1075) on the grounds that the title protoproedros first appears in the 1060s (when Xiphilinos was already Patriarch) and that a John Xiphilinos "the younger" is attested in the sources. See the discussion and bibliography in Wassiliou-Seibt's entry, noted above.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.3047
Diameter 28 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1866.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.3047
Diameter 28 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1866.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1958.106.3047
Diameter 28 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1866.