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John Xiphilinos, illoustrios and judge (eleventh century, first half)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3879
Diameter 28 mm
Previous Editions

Laurent, Corpus II, no. 875; cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 967.

Obverse

Inscription of five lines beginning with a cross. A decoration above. Border of dots.

  
ιλλ̣
στριον
τεκικρι̣
τηνιν̣
νην̣

ἰλλούστριόν τε καὶ κριτὴν Ἰωάννην

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

τονι
ιλινον
η̣σργισ
υτηγρ
ει

τὸν Ξιφιλῖνον ἡ σφραγὶς αὕτη γράφει

Translation

ἰλλούστριόν τε καὶ κριτὴν Ἰωάννην τὸν Ξιφιλῖνον ἡ σφραγὶς αὕτη γράφει.

This seal inscribes John Xiphilinos, illoustrios and judge.

Commentary

The owner of this seal was the future Patriarch John Xiphilinos (1064-1075), here encountered at an earlier stage of his career when he served as judge of the Hippodrome and exaktor.

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3879
Diameter 28 mm
Previous Editions

Laurent, Corpus II, no. 875; cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 967.

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3879
Diameter 28 mm
Previous Editions

Laurent, Corpus II, no. 875; cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 967.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3879
Diameter 28 mm
Previous Editions

Laurent, Corpus II, no. 875; cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 967.

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