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John Anzas, magistros (last quarter of eleventh/beginning of twelfth century)

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1004
Diameter 17 mm
Field diameter 12 mm
Previous Editions

Nesbitt and Seibt, “Anzas Family,”  199, fig. 11

Obverse

Standing military saint, perhaps Prokopios, holding a spear in his right hand and a sheathed sword in his left. Illegible inscription. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Indeterminate border.

ΣΦΡΑ
ΓΙΣΙ̅Ω̅ΜΑ
ΓΙΣΤΡΟΥ
ΤΑΝ
ΖΑ

Σφραγὶς Ἰωάννου μαγίστρου τοῦ Ἀνζᾶ

Translation

Σφραγὶς Ἰωάννου μαγίστρου τοῦ Ἀνζᾶ.

Seal of John Anzas, magistros.

Commentary

Two small seals, dating from the last quarter of the eleventh century or the beginning of the twelfth, belong to a John Anzas, magistros. The first is preserved in the Shaw Collection (this specimen) and the second was found in Cyprus, and is in a Cypriot private collection; see Metcalf, Byzantine Lead Seals from Cyprus, 264–65, no. 228

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1004
Diameter 17 mm
Field diameter 12 mm
Previous Editions

Nesbitt and Seibt, “Anzas Family,”  199, fig. 11

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1004
Diameter 17 mm
Field diameter 12 mm
Previous Editions

Nesbitt and Seibt, “Anzas Family,”  199, fig. 11

Notes

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1004
Diameter 17 mm
Field diameter 12 mm
Previous Editions

Nesbitt and Seibt, “Anzas Family,”  199, fig. 11

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