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John Meles (eleventh century, second half)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans, the medallion of Christ before her. Sigla on both sides: ΜΡ̅θυ̅: Μ(ήτη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.


σρα
γισι̅
τμε
λη

σφραγὶς Ἰω(άννου) τοῦ Μέλη

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans, the medallion of Christ before her. Sigla on both sides: ΜΡ̅θυ̅: Μ(ήτη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.


σρα
γισι̅
τμε
λη

σφραγὶς Ἰω(άννου) τοῦ Μέλη

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.828
Diameter 22.0 mm
Previous Editions

J.-C. Cheynet, "Argyros, fils de Mélès, et sa descendance," REB 76 (2018), 217-18.

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

Translation

σφραγὶς Ἰωάννου τοῦ Μέλη.

Seal of John Meles.