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John Thylakas, spatharokandidatos, asekretis and judge of Lykandos (eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.89
Diameter 29 mm
Field diameter 24 mm
Condition The blank was reused; see Nesbitt's commentary.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 53.2.

J. Nesbitt, "Overstruck Seals" SBS 2 (1990) 90-91.

Obverse

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

θ̅κ̅εRθ
τσδ,
ι̅σπαθ,
ροκ,ν

Θ(εοτό)κε β(οή)θ(ει) τῷ σῷ δ(ούλῳ) Ἰω(άννῃ) σπαθ(α)ροκ(α)νδ(ι)δ(άτῳ)

Reverse

Inscription of six lines, top line missing. Border of dots.

...
κρητ,S
κριτηλυ
κανδ,
θηλαˋκ
- α -

[ἀση]κρῆτ(ις) (καὶ) κριτῇ Λυκανδ(οῦ) τῷ {ω} Θηλακᾷ

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ἰωάννῃ σπαθαροκανδιδάτῳ, ἀσηκρῆτις καὶ κριτῇ Λυκανδοῦ τῷ Θηλακᾷ.

Mother of God, help your servant John Thylakas, spatharokandidatos, asekretis, and judge of Lykandos.

Commentary

The engraver mistakenly added a second ω after the ligature for τῷ in line 4 of the reverse; on line 5 he inscribed a superfluous abbreviation sign. One  wonders whether these peculiarities would not just be remnants of the first strike. For the person of the owner, see BZS.1951.31.5.1224.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.89
Diameter 29 mm
Field diameter 24 mm
Condition The blank was reused; see Nesbitt's commentary.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 53.2.

J. Nesbitt, "Overstruck Seals" SBS 2 (1990) 90-91.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.89
Diameter 29 mm
Field diameter 24 mm
Condition The blank was reused; see Nesbitt's commentary.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 53.2.

J. Nesbitt, "Overstruck Seals" SBS 2 (1990) 90-91.