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John Makrygenes (twelfth century)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.799
Diameter 18 mm
Field diameter 16 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 587.

Obverse

Inscription of three lines, a decoration below. Border of dots.

.ρ
.ντο
.υροσ


[γ]ρα[φ]ῶν τὸ [κ]ῦρος

Reverse

Inscription of three lines. Border of dots.

ι̅
τμ
κρυγˊ

Ἰω(άννου) τοῦ Μακρυγ(έ)νη

Translation

γραφῶν τὸ κῦρος Ἰωάννου τοῦ Μακρυγένη.

The confirmation of the correspondence of John Makrygenes.

Commentary

The seal presents what appears to be an attempt at a metrical inscription rather than a correctly rendered dodecasyllablic verse; it contains fourteen syllables and an awkwardly placed caesura.

For the more common and widely attested version of this name, Makrogenes, see BZS 1958.106.4366 and Wassiliou-Seibt's commentary in Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 642.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.799
Diameter 18 mm
Field diameter 16 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 587.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.799
Diameter 18 mm
Field diameter 16 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 587.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.799
Diameter 18 mm
Field diameter 16 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 587.

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