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John hypatos, chrysepsetes, and archon of the blattion (730-731)

 
 

Obverse

Cross potent between the figures of two emperors. Details indistinct. Faint traces of inscription visible at left: |.

ωάννῃ ὑπάτῳ  Ἰνδικτιὼν ιδ᾽

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, bottom line effaced. We know from parallel specimens that a cross between tendrils preceded and followed the inscription.

.
...ητη
..ρχοντ
..ου
Βλ
......

χρυσεψητῇ καὶρχοντη τοῦ βλαττίου

Obverse

Cross potent between the figures of two emperors. Details indistinct. Faint traces of inscription visible at left: |.

ωάννῃ ὑπάτῳ  Ἰνδικτιὼν ιδ᾽

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, bottom line effaced. We know from parallel specimens that a cross between tendrils preceded and followed the inscription.

.
...ητη
..ρχοντ
..ου
Βλ
......

χρυσεψητῇ καὶρχοντη τοῦ βλαττίου

Accession number BZS.1958.106.687
Diameter 34.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Oikonomides, Dated Seals, no. 31.

Translation

Ἰνδικτιὼν ιδ᾽   Ἰωάννῃ ὑπάτῳ χρυσεψητῇ καὶ ἄρχοντη τοῦ βλαττίου.

Indiction 14. John hypatos, chrysepsetes and archon of the blattion.

Commentary

The reading of this seal has been restored with reference to its better preserved parallel, BZS 1958.106.662.