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John hypatos and tourmarches (eighth century)

 
 

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type II). Wreath border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. At the top, part of a tendril is visible, presumably flanking a cross. Wreath border.


ΙΑΝΝ
ΗΥΠΑΤ
sΤΟΥΡ
ΜΑΡΧΗ

Ἰωάννῃ ὑπάτῳ (καὶ) τουρμάρχῃ

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type II). Wreath border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. At the top, part of a tendril is visible, presumably flanking a cross. Wreath border.


ΙΑΝΝ
ΗΥΠΑΤ
sΤΟΥΡ
ΜΑΡΧΗ

Ἰωάννῃ ὑπάτῳ (καὶ) τουρμάρχῃ

Accession number BZS.1955.1.514
Diameter 28.0 mm
Condition Chipping at top and bottom of seal, damaging bottom letter of obverse monogram.
Previous Editions

Zacos 1513.

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Ἰωάννῃ ὑπάτῳ καὶ τουρμάρχῃ.

Mother of God, help John, hypatos and tourmarches.