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John priest and hegoumenos (sixth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin with Christ child before her. A cross on either side. Wreath border.

Reverse

Inscription in four lines. No border visible.

ΙΩ
ΠΡ
ΕΣΒΥΤΕΡ
..

Ἰωάννου πρεσβυτέρου καὶ ἡγουμένου

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin with Christ child before her. A cross on either side. Wreath border.

Reverse

Inscription in four lines. No border visible.

ΙΩ
ΠΡ
ΕΣΒΥΤΕΡ
..

Ἰωάννου πρεσβυτέρου καὶ ἡγουμένου

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4892
Diameter 23.0 mm

Translation

Ἰωάννου πρεσβυτέρου καὶ ἡγουμένου.

(Seal of) John, priest and hegoumenos.

Commentary

Strange for a sixth century seal, the inscription has a number of ligatures.