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

 
 

Obverse

Inscription of five lines, a cross above. Border of dots.

  
πρτο
Π̣ροερ
καικριτ
̣ιφιλι
νου

πρωτοπροέδρου καὶ κριτοῦ Ξιφιλίνου

Reverse

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

  
επισφρα
γιτασ
γραφασ
ια
  

ἐπισφραγίζω τὰς γραφὰς Ἰωάννου

Obverse

Inscription of five lines, a cross above. Border of dots.

  
πρτο
Π̣ροερ
καικριτ
̣ιφιλι
νου

πρωτοπροέδρου καὶ κριτοῦ Ξιφιλίνου

Reverse

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

  
επισφρα
γιτασ
γραφασ
ια
  

ἐπισφραγίζω τὰς γραφὰς Ἰωάννου

Accession number BZS.1958.106.3219
Diameter 25.0 mm; field: 21.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1870a.

Translation

πρωτοπροέδρου καὶ κριτοῦ Ξιφιλίνου ἐπισφραγίζω τὰς γραφὰς Ἰωάννου.

I set the seal on the documents of the protoproedros and judge John Xiphilinos.

Commentary

This seal and the parallel specimen BZS.1951.31.5.2429 belonged to the same man as did BZS.1958.106.3047, in other words to John Xiphilinos "the younger," nephew of the well known Patriarch of the same name. See Wassiliou-Seibt's discussion in her catalogue of metrical seals, noted in the entry for the seal cited.