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John kouropalates (eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1947.2.511
Diameter 18 mm
Condition Blank too small for die.

Obverse

Inscription in two lines. Border of dots.

..ρα
..σι

Σφράγισμα Ἰωάννῃ

Reverse

Inscription in three lines. No visible border.

κου.
οπα.
ατη

κουροπαλάτῃ

Translation

Σφράγισμα Ἰωάννῃ κουροπαλάτῃ.

Seal of John kouropalates.

Commentary

Per Laurent's suggestion in his unpublished catalogue of the Shaw collection, the reading of σφράγισμα as opposed to σφράγις on the reverse can be determined not by any discernible abbreviation mark, but by the necessities of the dodecasyllable on this metrical seal.

Accession number BZS.1947.2.511
Diameter 18 mm
Condition Blank too small for die.

Bibliography

Accession number BZS.1947.2.511
Diameter 18 mm
Condition Blank too small for die.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1947.2.511
Diameter 18 mm
Condition Blank too small for die.

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