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John Karbonas (eleventh/twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

Inscription in four lines with a cross above and a decoration below. Border of dots.


ΙΔΗΡΕΑ
ΧΕΙΡΕΝΜ
ΛΙΗΝ
ΤΟΜ


Σιδηρέα χεὶρ ἐν μωλιβδήνῳ τόμῳ

Reverse

Inscription in four lines with a decoration below. Border of dots.

ΙΑΝΝ
ΚΡΝΑΝ
ΤΓΕΝΕ.
ΓΡΕ.

Ἰωάννην Καρβωνᾶν τῷ γένει γράφει

Obverse

Inscription in four lines with a cross above and a decoration below. Border of dots.


ΙΔΗΡΕΑ
ΧΕΙΡΕΝΜ
ΛΙΗΝ
ΤΟΜ


Σιδηρέα χεὶρ ἐν μωλιβδήνῳ τόμῳ

Reverse

Inscription in four lines with a decoration below. Border of dots.

ΙΑΝΝ
ΚΡΝΑΝ
ΤΓΕΝΕ.
ΓΡΕ.

Ἰωάννην Καρβωνᾶν τῷ γένει γράφει

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3880
Diameter 37.0 mm; field: 27.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1930 (incorrectly cited as 1958.106.1880).

Translation

Σιδηρέα χεὶρ ἐν μωλιβδήνῳ τόμῳ Ἰωάννην Καρβωνᾶν τῷ γένει γράφει.

On a leaden blank an iron hand has inscribed John, Karbonas by descent.

Commentary

Dodecasyllabic. Wassiliou-Seibt dates this seal to the second half of the twelfth century. Cf. Zacos-Veglery, Byzantine Lead Seals I, p. ix.