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John . . . (?) protospatharios, kourator of the Mangana, judge of the Hippodrome (tenth/eleventh centuries)

Accession Number:
BZS.1958.106.1019 (formerly DO 58.106.1019)

Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 25.4.

Details

Diameter:
26 mm
Field:
23 mm
Condition:
Corroded.

Obverse

John . . . (?) protospatharios, kourator of the Mangana, judge of the Hippodrome (tenth/eleventh centuries)

Indistinct bust of St. John Prodromos; he appears to hold a long staff cross. At left and right: |Ι̅|Ο|ΔΡΟ|Μ: Ὁ ἅ(γιος) Ἰω(άννης) ὁ Πρ(ό)δρομ(ος). Border of dots.

Reverse

John . . . (?) protospatharios, kourator of the Mangana, judge of the Hippodrome (tenth/eleventh centuries)

Inscription of seven lines. Border of dots.

Ι̅.
ΣΠΑΘ,ΚΡ,
Τ,ΤΝΜΑΓ
.ΑΝ,ΚΡΙΤ,Ε
.ΙΤΙΟ
.ΡΤ..
...

Ἰω(άννῃ) [(πρωτο)]σπαθ(αρίῳ), κουρ(ά)τ(ωρι) τῶν Μαγ[γ]άν(ων), κριτ(ῇ) ἐ[π]ὶ τοῦ Ἱππο[δ]ρ(όμου) τῷ . . .

Translation

Ἰωάννῃ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ, κουράτωρι τῶν Μαγγάνων, κριτῇ ἐπὶ τοῦ Ἱπποδρόμου τῷ . . .

John . . . protospatharios, kourator of the Mangana, judge of the Hippodrome ...

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Commentary

W. Seibt (BZ 100 [2007]: 233) suggests that the ending of the inscription would identify a theme rather than a family name.

 

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