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John Kourkouas (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God with medallion of Christ. Sigla: ̅ΘΥ̅Μήτηρ Θεο. Linear border.

Reverse

Inscription in four lines with a cross decoration above. Indeterminate border.


ΣΖΟΙΣ
ΠΓΕ
ΚΡΚ
Ι̅

Σώζοις Πάναγνε Κουρκούαν Ἰωάννην

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God with medallion of Christ. Sigla: ̅ΘΥ̅Μήτηρ Θεο. Linear border.

Reverse

Inscription in four lines with a cross decoration above. Indeterminate border.


ΣΖΟΙΣ
ΠΓΕ
ΚΡΚ
Ι̅

Σώζοις Πάναγνε Κουρκούαν Ἰωάννην

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4039
Diameter 18.0 mm

Translation

Σώζοις Πάναγνε Κουρκούαν Ἰωάννην.

All-holy One, may you save John Kourkouas.

Commentary

This dodecasyllabic seal, along with other seals belonging to members of the Kourkouas family, is listed in Jordanov, Corpus II, p. 241-242.