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The diakonia of Germanos (seventh/eighth centuries)

Accession Number:
BZS.1955.1.5094

Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 32.1; Laurent, Corpus 5.3: no. 1923 (incorrectly identified).

Details

Diameter:
21 mm
Condition:
Tessera: no channel for suspension

Obverse

The diakonia of Germanos (seventh/eighth centuries)

Above, three rows of five heads; below, a hand. No visible border.

Reverse

The diakonia of Germanos (seventh/eighth centuries)

Inscription of four lines. Wreath border.

δικο
νιστο
γερμ
νου

Διακονίας το (or τον) Γερμανοῦ

Translation

Διακονίας τοῦ (or τῶν] Γερμανοῦ.

(Seal) of the diakonia of (or of the properties of) Germanos.

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Commentary

Laurent thought that the Germanos attested here may be the Germanos from whom a quarter in Constantinople derived its name. Τὰ Γερμανοῦ was the site of a public bath. See Janin, CPbyz, 220 and 354.

 

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