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John anthypatos (sixh/seventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Cruciform monogram. Border of dots.

 - ι - ν - ο - υ - ω

Ἰωάννου

Reverse

Cruciform monogram. Border of dots.

 - θ - ν - ο - π - τ - υ

ἀνθυπάτου

Obverse

Cruciform monogram. Border of dots.

 - ι - ν - ο - υ - ω

Ἰωάννου

Reverse

Cruciform monogram. Border of dots.

 - θ - ν - ο - π - τ - υ

ἀνθυπάτου

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1643
Diameter 24.0 mm

Translation

Ἰωάννου ἀνθυπάτου

(Seal of) John anthypatos.

Commentary

In his unpublished catalogue of the Shaw collection, Laurent dates this seal to the eighth century. However, its features are significantly more reminiscent of sixth/seventh century seals.