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John imperial protospatharios epi tou Chrysotriklinou and strategos of Cherson (tenth century)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.355
Diameter 21 mm
Condition Corroded.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 82.16.
Alekseyenko, L'administration Byzantine de Cherson, no. 76.

Obverse

Bust of St. John the Evangelist. Inscription in two columns: |Ι|ΟΘ|Ε|.|.: Ὁ ἅγιος Ἰωάννης ὁ Θεολόγος. No visible border.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. No visible border.

.ι.ν
ˊαˊσπαθˊε
τ,χρυσοτρι
ληνστρατ,
χερσον

Ἰωάννης βασιλικὸς πρωτοσπαθάριοςπ τοῦ Χρυσοτρικλήνου καὶ στρατηγὸς Χερσόνος

Translation

Ἰωάννης βασιλικὸς πρωτοσπαθάριος ἐπὶ τοῦ Χρυσοτρικλήνου καὶ στρατηγὸς Χερσόνος.

John imperial protospatharios epi tou Chrysotriklinou and strategos of Cherson.

Commentary

This seal is certainly related to Sokolova, Monety, no. 48, which is obviously misread. Another seal of the same type and with the same iconography belonged to a John protospatharios but not epi tou Chrysotriklinou (ibid., no. 46).

See also the commentary to BZS 1958.106.4036.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.355
Diameter 21 mm
Condition Corroded.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 82.16.
Alekseyenko, L'administration Byzantine de Cherson, no. 76.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.355
Diameter 21 mm
Condition Corroded.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 82.16.
Alekseyenko, L'administration Byzantine de Cherson, no. 76.

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