You are here:Home/Resources/ Byzantine Seals/ Search the Catalogue/ John Alopos, proedros (twelfth century)

John Alopos, proedros (twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

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


.̅οε
ροςλ
πνφε
νουσ

ωάννης πρόεδρος Ἀλωπῶν γένους

Reverse

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


πλι.
τοισφιλο..
σφργι
εκευτε
ρου

πάλιν τοῖς φίλοις σφραγίζω ἐκ δευτέρου

Obverse

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


.̅οε
ροςλ
πνφε
νουσ

ωάννης πρόεδρος Ἀλωπῶν γένους

Reverse

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


πλι.
τοισφιλο..
σφργι
εκευτε
ρου

πάλιν τοῖς φίλοις σφραγίζω ἐκ δευτέρου

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5351
Diameter 23.0 mm; field: 18.0 mm
Previous Editions

Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 1016.

Translation

Ἱωάννης πρόεδρος Ἀλωπῶν γένους πάλιν τοῖς φίλοις σφραγίζω ἐκ δευτέρου.

I, the proedros John from the family of the Alopoi, am yet again a second time using a (different) seal for my friends.

Commentary

As Wassiliou-Seibt notes in her commentary, the combination πάλιν - ἐκ δευτέρου ("yet again a second time") is redundant. The owner has crafted two twelve-syllable verses to say that he is using one seal for private correspondence, another for his official documents.