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John Taronites, sebastos (eleventh/twelfth century)

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1310
Diameter 26 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 610. See also Stratos Nikolaros, “Die Taronitai. Eine prosopographisch-sigillographische Studie,” Millennium 14 (2017), 227-291, no. 18.

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God (Episkepsis) with her hands upraised in prayer, the medallion of Christ before her. Inscription on either side: Μ̅θυ̅ : Μ(ήτηρ) Θ(εο)ῦ. Along the upper circumference, a circular inscription: Ηθεοτοκοσαπλσα : ἡ Θεοτόκος ἁπλοῦσα. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines, a cross above. Border of dots.


εσποι
ναθμοι
τσι̅
σεατ
ταρνι
τ̣η̣

Δέσποινα, β(οή)θ(ει) μοι τῷ σῷ δ(ούλῳ) Ἰω(άννῃ) σεβαστῷ τῷ Ταρωνίτῃ

Translation

Δέσποινα, βοήθει μοι τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ἰωάννῃ σεβαστῷ τῷ Ταρωνίτῃ.

Lady, help me, your servant John Taronites, sebastos.

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1310
Diameter 26 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 610. See also Stratos Nikolaros, “Die Taronitai. Eine prosopographisch-sigillographische Studie,” Millennium 14 (2017), 227-291, no. 18.

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1310
Diameter 26 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 610. See also Stratos Nikolaros, “Die Taronitai. Eine prosopographisch-sigillographische Studie,” Millennium 14 (2017), 227-291, no. 18.