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John Autonomos (?) (eleventh/twelfth century)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.3650
Diameter 19 mm
Field diameter 13 mm
Condition Flattened along the sides with loss of lettering.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 1053 (with an alternative reading of the same seal in no. 1065).

Obverse

Inscription of three lines beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

ι̅
σρα..
σμα

Ἰω(άννου) σφρά[γι]σμα

Reverse

Inscription of three lines. Border of dots.

του
.υτο
.μ̣ου

τοῦ [Α]ὐτο[νό]μου

Translation

Ἰωάννου σφράγισμα τοῦ Αὐτονόμου.

Seal of John Autonomos.

Commentary

The restoration of the family name Autonomos is by no means certain. Wassiliou-Seibt proposes mystolektes as an alternative reading.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.3650
Diameter 19 mm
Field diameter 13 mm
Condition Flattened along the sides with loss of lettering.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 1053 (with an alternative reading of the same seal in no. 1065).