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John Tarchaneiotes (thirteenth century, second half)

 
 

Obverse

St. John the Baptist standing, holding a staff cross over his left shoulder. On either side, epigraphy: ο|||οσιΩ̅|οο|ρο|μοσ : ὁ ἅγιος Ἰωάννης ὁ Πρόδρομος. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines, a cross above and a pellet below. Border of dots.


κυροσπρο
ητωνκι
σργισιω
γρσκυρ
σρετρ
χανειωτου

κῦρος προφητῶν καὶ σφραγὶς Ἰω(άννου), γραφὰς κύρου, σφράγιζε Ταρχανειώτου

Obverse

St. John the Baptist standing, holding a staff cross over his left shoulder. On either side, epigraphy: ο|||οσιΩ̅|οο|ρο|μοσ : ὁ ἅγιος Ἰωάννης ὁ Πρόδρομος. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines, a cross above and a pellet below. Border of dots.


κυροσπρο
ητωνκι
σργισιω
γρσκυρ
σρετρ
χανειωτου

κῦρος προφητῶν καὶ σφραγὶς Ἰω(άννου), γραφὰς κύρου, σφράγιζε Ταρχανειώτου

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1284
Diameter 32.0 mm; field: 30.0 mm
Previous Editions

Laurent, Bulles métriques, no. 209; cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 1172.

Translation

κῦρος προφητῶν καὶ σφραγὶς Ἰωάννου, γραφὰς κύρου, σφράγιζε Ταρχανειώτου.

Confirmation of the prophets and seal of John, confirm and seal the correspondence of Tarchaneiotes.

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