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John priest of the Great Church and imperial cleric (eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2869
Diameter 26 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5, no. 42.27.
Laurent, Corpus 5.2: no. 1119.

Obverse

Bust of St. John Chrysostomos. Details unclear, but there appears to be a cross of dots on his right shoulder. Traces of a columnar inscription at right: ο||ΟΣ :[Ὁ ἅ(γιος) Ἰω(άννης)] ὁ Χρ(συ)όσ[τομ(ος)]. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

Ι̅Π̅Ρ̅
.ερο,τ.
εκκλι
....ασ
..ιρκ

Ἰω(άννης) πρ(εσ)[β(ύ)]τερο(ς) τ(ῆς) [Μ(ε)γ(άλης)] Ἐκκλι[σία(ς) (καὶ)] βασ[ιλ(ικὸς)] κ(λ)ιρ(ι)κ(ός).

Translation

Ἰωάννης πρεσβύτερος τῆς Μεγάλης Ἐκκλισίας καὶ βασιλικὸς κλιρικός.

John priest of the Great Church and imperial cleric.

Commentary

The reading of the final line is uncertain. Laurent proposed οἰκ(ε)ιακός.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2869
Diameter 26 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5, no. 42.27.
Laurent, Corpus 5.2: no. 1119.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2869
Diameter 26 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5, no. 42.27.
Laurent, Corpus 5.2: no. 1119.

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