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John Trachaneiotes (twelfth/thirteenth century)

 
 

Obverse

Half-length figure of St John the Baptist, seemingly holding a staff cross with his right hand. Details indistinct. Epigraphy visible on either side: |̅Ι̅Ο||ΟΔ: ὁ ἅ(γιος) Ἰω(άννης) ὁ Πρόδ(ρομος). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, a cross above. Border of dots.

  
ΣΦΡΣ
Ι
ΤΤΡΧ
ΙΤ

σφραγὶς Ἰωάννου τοῦ Τραχανιώτου

Obverse

Half-length figure of St John the Baptist, seemingly holding a staff cross with his right hand. Details indistinct. Epigraphy visible on either side: |̅Ι̅Ο||ΟΔ: ὁ ἅ(γιος) Ἰω(άννης) ὁ Πρόδ(ρομος). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, a cross above. Border of dots.

  
ΣΦΡΣ
Ι
ΤΤΡΧ
ΙΤ

σφραγὶς Ἰωάννου τοῦ Τραχανιώτου

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4001
Diameter 22.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 2477.

Translation

σφραγὶς Ἰωάννου τοῦ Τραχανιώτου.

Seal of John Trachaneiotes.

Commentary

Note the inversion of the abbreviation of the name John on the left side of the obverse.