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John (eleventh/twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St. John Chrysostom holding the book and offering a blessing. Sigla on either side: |ι̅ : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Ἰω(άννης) (ὁ) Χρ(υσόστομος). Border of dots.

Reverse

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


ΟΜΝΥ
ΜΣΡΑ
ΓΙΕΤΑΣ
ΓΡΑΑΣ
ΜΑΚΑΡ

ὁμωνύμου σφράγιζε τὰς γραφὰς, μάκαρ

Obverse

Bust of St. John Chrysostom holding the book and offering a blessing. Sigla on either side: |ι̅ : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Ἰω(άννης) (ὁ) Χρ(υσόστομος). Border of dots.

Reverse

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


ΟΜΝΥ
ΜΣΡΑ
ΓΙΕΤΑΣ
ΓΡΑΑΣ
ΜΑΚΑΡ

ὁμωνύμου σφράγιζε τὰς γραφὰς, μάκαρ

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1498
Diameter 18.0 mm; field: 12.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1646; note that she gives a different reading of the same seal in vol. I, no. 1354. The reading we give here is the correct one, based on comparison with the parallel cited in this entry.

Translation

ὁμωνύμου σφράγιζε τὰς γραφὰς, μάκαρ

Βlessèd one, seal the letters of your namesake.

Commentary