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John vestiarites (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St. Nicholas holding book in left hand. Sigla to either side: .||κ̣ - ο̣|λ|αο|σ : [ὁ ἅγιος Ν]ικόλαος. Linear border.

Reverse

Inscription of at least four lines. Linear border.

ρα.
εστι
.ριτοτ
.πατι
.

[σ]φρα[γ(ὶς) Ἰ]ω(άννου) βεστι[α]ρίτου ὁ τοῦ [Ὑ]πατί[ου]

Obverse

Bust of St. Nicholas holding book in left hand. Sigla to either side: .||κ̣ - ο̣|λ|αο|σ : [ὁ ἅγιος Ν]ικόλαος. Linear border.

Reverse

Inscription of at least four lines. Linear border.

ρα.
εστι
.ριτοτ
.πατι
.

[σ]φρα[γ(ὶς) Ἰ]ω(άννου) βεστι[α]ρίτου ὁ τοῦ [Ὑ]πατί[ου]

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1031
Diameter 19.0 mm
Condition Broken at top and bottom of channel.
Credit Line Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore.

Translation

σφραγὶς Ἰωάννου βεστιαρίτου ὁ τοῦ Ὑπατίου.

The seal of John vestiarites, (man or son) of Hypatios.