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John Kalognomos (eleventh/twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of st. Theodore. Sigla in two columns: |ΘΕ|Ο|.̣Ρ,: Ὁ ἅγιος Θεόδωρος. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription in four lines lines. Border of dots.

.̅ΣΦΡ
ΓΙΣΜΤ
ΚΛΟΓΝ
..Υ

ωάννου σφράγισμα τοῦ Καλογνώμου

Obverse

Bust of st. Theodore. Sigla in two columns: |ΘΕ|Ο|.̣Ρ,: Ὁ ἅγιος Θεόδωρος. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription in four lines lines. Border of dots.

.̅ΣΦΡ
ΓΙΣΜΤ
ΚΛΟΓΝ
..Υ

ωάννου σφράγισμα τοῦ Καλογνώμου

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3893
Diameter 30.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 1058.

Translation

ωάννου σφράγισμα τοῦ Καλογνώμου.

The seal of John Kalognomos.

Commentary

Dodecasyllabic. The reading of the name on the seal is provisional and cannot be established with certainty until a better preserved parallel becomes known. An alternative reading of the name could be Kalognostes. Wassiliou-Seibt reads the name as Kalognomos, linking this specimen to a seal in Zacos collection, which similarly features St. Theodore on the obverse and bears the name John Kalognomos.