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John ... and kouboukleisios (tenth/eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St. John Prodromos, facing, nimbate, with long beard and hair, and holding long cross over left shoulder. Inscription is visible to the right:

Reverse

Inscription in five lines. Border of dots.

ΚΕ̄Θ͵
ΤΣ
ΙΑΝΝ
Κ
ΚΛ͵

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ἰωάνν καὶ κουβουκλεισίῳ

Obverse

Bust of St. John Prodromos, facing, nimbate, with long beard and hair, and holding long cross over left shoulder. Inscription is visible to the right:

Reverse

Inscription in five lines. Border of dots.

ΚΕ̄Θ͵
ΤΣ
ΙΑΝΝ
Κ
ΚΛ͵

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ἰωάνν καὶ κουβουκλεισίῳ

Accession number BZS.1947.2.496
Diameter 27.0 mm; field: 20.0 mm
Previous Editions

Laurent, Corpus V/1, no. 174.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ἰωάννῃ καὶ κουβουκλεισίῳ.

Lord, help your servant John and kouboukleisios.

Commentary

Laurent points out that the at the beginning of the fourth line, which seems to indicate that this individual held an additional function in addition to being a kouboukleisios. However, it is unclear what that may be, as it is omitted from the seal. It is also possible that the was a mistake, and that John was simply a kouboukleisios.