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John (son of?) Dometios (sixth/seventh century)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4491
Diameter 22 mm
Previous Editions

Zacos-Veglery, no. 1378.

Obverse

Lion, turned toward right with animal (seemingly a snake) in its mouth; above it, a cruciform monogram. Wreath border.

ΙΝΟΥΩ

Ἰωάννου

Reverse

Cruciform monogram. Wreath border.

ΕΙΜΟΤΥ

Δομετίου

Translation

Ἰωάννου (υἱοῦ) Δομετίου

(Seal of) John (son of?) Dometios.

Commentary

While the relationship between the two names is unclear, the obverse is likely indicated by the presence of the lion, and thus, indicates the name on that side as the seal owner's personal name and the reverse as the patronymic. See John W. Nesbitt, "Double names on early Byzantine lead seals," DOP 31 (1977), 109-121.

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4491
Diameter 22 mm
Previous Editions

Zacos-Veglery, no. 1378.

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4491
Diameter 22 mm
Previous Editions

Zacos-Veglery, no. 1378.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4491
Diameter 22 mm
Previous Editions

Zacos-Veglery, no. 1378.

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