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John (twelfth century, first half)

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1528
Diameter 24 mm
Condition Effaced; partially flattened on the reverse.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 1384.

Obverse

Bust of St. George holding a spear and shield. Details indistinct. Traces of lettering at left: γ|.ο : [ὁ ἅ(γιος)] Γ[ε]ό[ργιος]. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

μαρτ,
.κεπα
.οοικε̣
.ι

μάτρ(υς), [σ]κέπα[σ]ο(ν) οἰκέ[τ(ην)] Ἰω(άννην)

Translation

μάτρυς, σκέπασον οἰκέτην Ἰωάννην.

Martyr, protect your servant John.

Commentary

The reading of this seal, and even the owner's name, are by no means certain. In his typewritten catalogue of the Shaw catalogue, Father Laurent recorded the owner's name as Michael.

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1528
Diameter 24 mm
Condition Effaced; partially flattened on the reverse.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 1384.