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John illustrius (sixth century)

 
 

Obverse

A block monogram with a cross in the upper field. Letters: Αινοχυω. Wreath border.

Ἰωχάννου

Reverse

Inscription of three lines. Wreath border.

ILL
S
I

illustriu

Obverse

A block monogram with a cross in the upper field. Letters: Αινοχυω. Wreath border.

Ἰωχάννου

Reverse

Inscription of three lines. Wreath border.

ILL
S
I

illustriu

Accession number BZS.1958.106.759
Diameter 25.0 mm; field: 17.0 mm
Previous Editions

Zacos and Veglery, Byzantine Lead Seals, no. I/1, no. 353.

Translation

Ἰωχάννου illustriu.

(Seal of) John, illustrius.

Commentary

Note the spelling of the owner's name as Ἰωχάννης, a transliteration of the Latin Johannes.