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John protospatharios epi tou Chrysotriklinou (tenth/eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Patriarchal cross (x on the first crossbar) mounted on three steps. Fleurons on either side up to the first crossbar. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

ι
σπθρ,
επιτ
τρικλι
ν

Ἰωάννῃ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ ἐπὶ τοῦ Χρυσοτρικλίνου

Obverse

Patriarchal cross (x on the first crossbar) mounted on three steps. Fleurons on either side up to the first crossbar. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

ι
σπθρ,
επιτ
τρικλι
ν

Ἰωάννῃ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ ἐπὶ τοῦ Χρυσοτρικλίνου

Accession number BZS.1955.1.1477
Diameter 20.0 mm; field: 17.0 mm

Translation

Ἰωάννῃ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ ἐπὶ τοῦ Χρυσοτρικλίνου.

John protospatharios and epi tou Chrysotriklinou.

Commentary

Although not from the same boulloterion as the four seals listed below, this specimen clearly belonged to the same owner who used a second boulloterion, modelled exactly on the one used for this seal, to strike the other four.