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John vestarches, judge of the Velum and of the Thrakesioi (eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.196
Diameter 20 mm
Field diameter 18 mm
Condition Broken at the top.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 2.15.

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin orans. Sigla: ̅-θ̅υ : Μ(ήτη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Traces of a circular inscription along the upper circumference. Border of dots.

θ.....σδ

Θ(εοτό)[κε β(οή)θ(ει) τ]ῳ σῷ δ(ούλῳ)

Reverse

Inscription of six lines. Border of dots

+ιR.
σταρχη
κριτητ
Rηλκαι
τνθρα
κησι,

Ἰω(άννῃ) β[ε]στάρχῃ, κριτῇ τοῦ βήλου καὶ τῶν Θρᾳκησίω(ν)

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῳ σῷ δούλῳ Ἰωάννῃ βεστάρχῃ, κριτῇ τοῦ βήλου καὶ τῶν Θρᾳκησίων.

Mother of God, help your servant John vestarches, judge of the Velum and of the Thrakesioi.

Commentary

We know the eleventh-century seal of a certain John vestarches, grand chartoularios, judge of the Velum and of the Thrakesion who could be identical to the owner of the present seal: Izvestija of the Bulgarian Archaeological Institute 8 (1935) 722-33.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.196
Diameter 20 mm
Field diameter 18 mm
Condition Broken at the top.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 2.15.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.196
Diameter 20 mm
Field diameter 18 mm
Condition Broken at the top.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 2.15.

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