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John Gypsinos protospatharios epi tou Chrysotriklinou and judge of the Hippodrome (eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3432
Diameter 25 mm
Condition Corroded on both sides.

Obverse

Inscription of four lines preceded and followed by an ornament. Border of dots.


κε̅,θ,
.̅πρ..
.παθ,επ.
τ,χρυσ.


Κύριε βοήθει ωάννῃ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ ἐπ τοῦ Χρυσοτρικλίνου

Reverse

Inscription of four lines preceded by an ornament. Indeterminate border.


.κριτ.
.πιτο.
.ππο
,τ.
.υψιν
,

(καὶ) κριτῇ ἐπὶ τοῦ Ἱπποδρόμου τῷ Γυψίν

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει Ἰωάννῃ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ ἐπὶ τοῦ Χρυσοτρικλίνου καὶ κριτῇ ἐπὶ τοῦ Ἱπποδρόμου τῷ Γυψίνῳ.

Lord, help John Gypsinos protospatharios epi tou Chrysotriklinou and judge of the Hippodrome.

Commentary

The owner of this seal is certainly the same John Gypsinos attested on BZS 1958.106.3448. Upon being nominated mystolektes, he replaced the obverse of his boulloterion and kept the same inscription on the reverse, as can be seen on the other specimen.

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3432
Diameter 25 mm
Condition Corroded on both sides.

Bibliography

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3432
Diameter 25 mm
Condition Corroded on both sides.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3432
Diameter 25 mm
Condition Corroded on both sides.