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John deacon of the Great Church (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Inscription of three lines preceded and followed by decoration. Linear border.


σφρα
γισι
ανου


Σφραγὶς Ἰωάνου

Reverse

Inscription of three (?) lines preceded by decoration. Linear border.


διακ,
ντ,
εκκλη

διακ(ό)νου τ(ῆς) Μ(ε)γ(άλης) Ἐκκλη(σίας)

Obverse

Inscription of three lines preceded and followed by decoration. Linear border.


σφρα
γισι
ανου


Σφραγὶς Ἰωάνου

Reverse

Inscription of three (?) lines preceded by decoration. Linear border.


διακ,
ντ,
εκκλη

διακ(ό)νου τ(ῆς) Μ(ε)γ(άλης) Ἐκκλη(σίας)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.5064
Diameter 22.0 mm; field: 14.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 42.9.

Translation

Σφραγὶς Ἰωάνου διακόνου τῆς Μεγάλης Ἐκκλησίας.

Seal of John deacon of the Great Church.

Commentary

It is possible that the reverse carries a fourth line of inscription. There are letters after the third line, but the letters are not aligned, suggesting a simple cluster left over from a tentative first strike.