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John Katakalos (eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.949
Diameter 21 mm
Condition Partially effaced on the obverse, perforated on the reverse.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 1094.

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans with faintly visible medallion of the Christ Child. Sigla:̅ΘΥ̅: Μήτηρ Θεο. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Inscription in four lines. Indeterminate border.

ΚΑΤΑ
ΚΑΛΟΝΑ
ΓΣΕΠ,
Ι̅̅

Κατακαλόν, ἁγνή, σκέποις Ἰωάννην

Translation

Κατακαλόν, ἁγνή, σκέποις Ἰωάννην.

Holy One, may you protect John Katakalos.

Commentary

Several other types of seals belonging to an individual named John Katakalos and dated to the eleventh century are possibly related to this seal: (1) BZS.1947.2.1044 and BZS 1958.106.2607, (2) BZS.1955.1.4201 and BZS.1955.1.4202, (3) Laurent, Corpus, V, 2, no. 1400, (4) BZS.1955.1.3093, Schlumberger, MA, no. 22 and Konstantopoulos, no. 645.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.949
Diameter 21 mm
Condition Partially effaced on the obverse, perforated on the reverse.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 1094.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.949
Diameter 21 mm
Condition Partially effaced on the obverse, perforated on the reverse.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 1094.