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John kornikoularios (?) (sixth century)

Accession Number:
BZS.1958.106.3036

Previous Editions

Zacos-Veglery, no. 371.

Details

Diameter:
25 mm

Obverse

John kornikoularios (?) (sixth century)

Monogram. Wreath border.

α - ι - ν - ο - υ - ω

Ἰωάννου

Reverse

John kornikoularios (?) (sixth century)

Monogram. Wreath border.

α - ι - κ - λ - ν - ο - ρ - υ

κορνικουλαρίου (?)

Translation

Ἰωάννου κορνικουλαρίου (?).

(Seal of) John kornikoularios.

Audio

Commentary

The reading of the reverse monogram is uncertain. It quite possibly reads kornikoularios (cornicularius), a late Roman military title, or, as Zacos read it, it could read Καρίνου (Karinos). The latter is less likely because the obverse so clearly contains the name John.

 

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