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John chartoularios (?) (sixth/seventh century)

Accession Number:
BZS.1958.106.3128

Details

Diameter:
18 mm

Obverse

John chartoularios (?) (sixth/seventh century)

The Annunciation, with the Virgin at left and the angel Gabriel at right. Border of dots.

Reverse

John chartoularios (?) (sixth/seventh century)

Cruciform monogram. Border of dots.

α - ι - λ - ν - ο - ρ - τ - υ - χ - ω

Ἰωάννου χαρτουλαρίου (?)

Translation

Ἰωάννου χαρτουλαρίου.

(Seal of) John, chartoularios.

Audio

Commentary

The monogram's resolution is uncertain, as the top of the seal, and of the monogram, is broken off. Assuming that there is a Τ perched atop the Ρ with a Υ sitting upon it, as seems likely, then we have this reading of "John notarios," finding an within the Ρ and Υ. If there is no Υ atop the Τ, then no sure reading comes to mind.

 

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