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John nephew (of the bishop) of Makre (tenth century)

Accession Number:
BZS.1958.106.1627

Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 102.1.

Details

Diameter:
21 mm
Field:
16 mm

Obverse

John nephew (of the bishop) of Makre (tenth century)

Bust of St. George, details somewhat unclear, but he seems to be dressed in clerical garb and holds a martyr's cross before him. Inscription in two columns: |γ|ε|ρ|γ,: Ὁ ἅ(γιος) Γεώργ(ιος). Border of dots.

Reverse

John nephew (of the bishop) of Makre (tenth century)

Inscription of five lines, the final letter between horizontal bars. Border of dots.

κε̅,
ι̅τα
νεψιοτ
μακρη
Σ

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οήθει) Ἰω(άννῃ) τῷ ἀνεψιo τῖ(ς) Μάκρης

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει Ἰωάννῃ τῷ ἀνεψιο τῖς Μάκρης.

Lord, help John, nephew (of the bishop) of Makre.

Audio

Commentary

It is not obvious whether this seal refers to Makre of Lycia or its homonym, the maritime city of Makre situated opposite the island of Samothrace.

 

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