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John Makedon, protonobellisimos (thirteenth/fourteenth century)

 
 

Obverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

γρ
ΦσσΦρ
γιειμκ
νι̅ν
νη.

γραφὰς σφραγίζει Μακεδὼν Ἰωάννη[ς]

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

Ρ.
τ̣ονε̣
.ισιμ̣οσεκ
.ησι
σ

πρ[ω]τονωβε[λ]ίσιμος ἐκ [τ]ῆς ἀξίας

Obverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

γρ
ΦσσΦρ
γιειμκ
νι̅ν
νη.

γραφὰς σφραγίζει Μακεδὼν Ἰωάννη[ς]

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

Ρ.
τ̣ονε̣
.ισιμ̣οσεκ
.ησι
σ

πρ[ω]τονωβε[λ]ίσιμος ἐκ [τ]ῆς ἀξίας

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5490
Diameter 29.0 mm; field: 24.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 325.

Translation

γραφὰς σφραγίζει Μακεδὼν Ἰωάννης πρωτονωβελίσιμος ἐκ τῆς ἀξίας.

John Makedon, protonobellisimos by rank, seals these writings.

Commentary

Note the unusual forms of certain letters (zeta, xi, alpha, and delta) as well the superfluous abbreviation mark over the name John in the fourth line of the obverse.