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John Pantechnes, megas oikonomos (twelfth century, second half)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God holding the Christ child before her. On either side, the sigla: ̅θυ̅ : Μή(τη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

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


ομε
γσοικο
.Ο̣μοΣ̣ι̅
..̣Ν̣τε
...Σ̣

ὁ μέγας οἰκο[ν]όμος Ἰω(άννης) [ὁ Π]αντέ[χνη]ς

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God holding the Christ child before her. On either side, the sigla: ̅θυ̅ : Μή(τη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

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


ομε
γσοικο
.Ο̣μοΣ̣ι̅
..̣Ν̣τε
...Σ̣

ὁ μέγας οἰκο[ν]όμος Ἰω(άννης) [ὁ Π]αντέ[χνη]ς

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.729
Diameter 29.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1562.

Translation

ὁ μέγας οἰκονόμος Ἰωάννης ὁ Παντέχνης.

The megas oikonomos John Pantechnes.

Commentary

The owner of this seal is well attested in the 1170s and 1180s and seems to have held the office of megas oikonomos in Hagia Sophia. See Wassiliou-Seibt's commentary with further references.