You are here: Home / Publications & Online Resources / Byzantine Seals Online Catalogue / Search the Catalogue / John VIII Palaiologos (1425–1448)

John VIII Palaiologos (1425–1448)

Accession Number:
BZS.2012.08.21

Details

Diameter:
38 mm
Weight:
6.64 g

Obverse

John VIII Palaiologos (1425–1448)

Christ standing before a low throne, his right hand raised in blessing, a book in his left. Sigla at left and right: Ἰ(ησοῦ)ς Χ(ριστό)ς. Phi in left field. Border of dots.

Reverse

John VIII Palaiologos (1425–1448)

The emperor John standing, bearded, wearing a crown and a loros, an end of which is draped over the left wrist. He holds a cross–sceptre in his right hand and an akakia in his left. Inscription in two columns. Border of dots.

John VIII Palaiologos (1425–1448)

Ἰω(άννης) αὐτωκράτωρ ὁ Παλαιολόγος.

Translation

Ἰωάννης ἐν Χ(ριστ)ῷ αὐτωκράτωρ ὁ Παλαιολόγος.

Audio

 

Document Actions