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John monk (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of a figure, who appears to be a military saint, nimbate, with a spear and a shield. Traces of epigraphy on both sides; there may be a Γ at the left indicating that this is St. George. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Inscription in four lines. Border of dots.

λογσ
σφραγ..
ευτελ
σι̅

Λόγους σφραγίζω εὐτελοῦς Ἰωάννου

Obverse

Bust of a figure, who appears to be a military saint, nimbate, with a spear and a shield. Traces of epigraphy on both sides; there may be a Γ at the left indicating that this is St. George. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Inscription in four lines. Border of dots.

λογσ
σφραγ..
ευτελ
σι̅

Λόγους σφραγίζω εὐτελοῦς Ἰωάννου

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1806
Diameter 20.0 mm; field: 14.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 1304.

Translation

Λόγους σφραγίζω εὐτελοῦς Ἰωάννου.

I seal the words of the lowly John.

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