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John Karianites (?) (twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St. Demetrios, details obscure. Traces of sigla: δ|η|τ|ρ|.ο : ὁ ἅγιος Δημήριος. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, bottom line missing. Indeterminate border.


σφραγ/
του
αρια
...

Σφραγἰς ωάννου τοῦ Καριανίτου

Obverse

Bust of St. Demetrios, details obscure. Traces of sigla: δ|η|τ|ρ|.ο : ὁ ἅγιος Δημήριος. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, bottom line missing. Indeterminate border.


σφραγ/
του
αρια
...

Σφραγἰς ωάννου τοῦ Καριανίτου

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1933
Diameter 21.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 2470.

Translation

Σφραγἰς Ἰωάννου τοῦ Καριανίτου.

Seal of John Karianites.

Commentary

The name John Karianites is restored cautiously on this poorly preserved specimen. See the other seals bearing the same name, all from the twelfth century and possibly connected to the same man.