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John (twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St Nicholas, holding the book in his left hand. Inscription at right: |Ν|Ι|ΚΟΛ|Α|Ο|Σ ὁ ἅ(γιος) Νικόλαος. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, with a cross above. Border of dots.


ΓΡΑΦΑΣ̣
ΣΦΡ̣ΓΙΖ,
ΛΟ̣Γ̣Σ
Ι̣Ω̣Α̣Ν̣Ν̣̣

γραφὰς σφραγίζ(ω) (καὶ) λόγους Ἰωάννου

Obverse

Bust of St Nicholas, holding the book in his left hand. Inscription at right: |Ν|Ι|ΚΟΛ|Α|Ο|Σ ὁ ἅ(γιος) Νικόλαος. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, with a cross above. Border of dots.


ΓΡΑΦΑΣ̣
ΣΦΡ̣ΓΙΖ,
ΛΟ̣Γ̣Σ
Ι̣Ω̣Α̣Ν̣Ν̣̣

γραφὰς σφραγίζ(ω) (καὶ) λόγους Ἰωάννου

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.3616
Diameter 19.0 mm; field: 12.0 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 σφραγίζω καὶ λόγους Ἰωάννου.

I seal John's letters and correspondence.