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John monk (eleventh century?)

 
 

Obverse

Monogram consisting of two conjoined letters. Border of dots.

Ἰω(άννου)

Reverse

An inscription consisting of an abbreviation. Border of dots.

Μ

μ(ο)ν(αχοῦ)

Obverse

Monogram consisting of two conjoined letters. Border of dots.

Ἰω(άννου)

Reverse

An inscription consisting of an abbreviation. Border of dots.

Μ

μ(ο)ν(αχοῦ)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.443
Diameter 21.0 mm

Translation

Ἰωάννου μοναχοῦ.

(Seal of) the monk John.

Commentary

It is very difficult to suggest a date for this seal given the simple and unusual monograms on either side. We have proposed the eleventh century because of the growing individuality of seals during this time, but this is a mere guess.