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John Akapnes, asekretis (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Inscription of three lines, decorations above and below. Border of dots.

  
ιαν
ν̣σΦρα
γ̣ι̣σ̣μ̣α̣
  

Ἰωάννου σφράγισμα

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, decorations above and below. Border of dots.

  
ακα
π̣νσ
.αση̣
κρητ,
  

Ἀκάπνους [τ]οῦ ἀσηκρῆτ(ις)

Obverse

Inscription of three lines, decorations above and below. Border of dots.

  
ιαν
ν̣σΦρα
γ̣ι̣σ̣μ̣α̣
  

Ἰωάννου σφράγισμα

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, decorations above and below. Border of dots.

  
ακα
π̣νσ
.αση̣
κρητ,
  

Ἀκάπνους [τ]οῦ ἀσηκρῆτ(ις)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.3161
Diameter 22.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 1024.

Translation

Ἰωάννου σφράγισμα Ἀκάπνους τοῦ ἀσηκρῆτις.

Seal of the asekretis John Akapnes.

Commentary

The insertion of the family name Akapnes renders the second part of the inscription unmetrical; the obverse contains a seven-syllable distich.