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John Manikaites (twelfth century, second half)

 
 

Obverse

Inscription of three lines (probably beginning with a cross). Border of dots.

Ι̣̅
σφρσ
Μ̣̣

Ἰω(άννου) σφράγισμα

Reverse

Inscription of three lines. Border of dots.

μ.
ηκαΙ̣
του

Μα[ν]ηκαΐτου

Obverse

Inscription of three lines (probably beginning with a cross). Border of dots.

Ι̣̅
σφρσ
Μ̣̣

Ἰω(άννου) σφράγισμα

Reverse

Inscription of three lines. Border of dots.

μ.
ηκαΙ̣
του

Μα[ν]ηκαΐτου

Accession number BZS.1958.106.4280
Diameter 20.0 mm; field: 14.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 1037.

Translation

Ἰωάννου σφράγισμα Μανηκαΐτου.

Seal of John Manikaites.

Commentary

Wassiliou-Seibt dates this seal to the mid twelfth century, but we prefer and earlier dating to the eleventh century.