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John (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St John the Baptist. Inscription : Ο|Μ : [ὁ ἅ(γιος) Ἰω(άννης)] ὁ Πρ(όδρο)μ(ος). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

ΓΡΑ
ΦΑΣΣΦΡΑ
ΓΙΖ
ΛΟΓΣ
Ι̅

γραφὰς σφραγίζω (καὶ) λόγους Ἰωά(ννου)

Obverse

Bust of St John the Baptist. Inscription : Ο|Μ : [ὁ ἅ(γιος) Ἰω(άννης)] ὁ Πρ(όδρο)μ(ος). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

ΓΡΑ
ΦΑΣΣΦΡΑ
ΓΙΖ
ΛΟΓΣ
Ι̅

γραφὰς σφραγίζω (καὶ) λόγους Ἰωά(ννου)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1562
Diameter 18.0 mm; field: 14.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 385.

Credit Line Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore.

Translation

γραφὰς σφραγὶζω καὶ λόγους Ἰωάννου.

I seal the letters and correspondence of John.

Commentary

Inscription of twelve syllables.