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Antiquities => Seals and Tesserae => Topic started by: pogh_poor on December 05, 2018, 01:55:15 pm



Title: Byzantine Seal of John the Illoustrious? 6th Century?
Post by: pogh_poor on December 05, 2018, 01:55:15 pm
I purchased an interesting Byzantine seal with monograms on each side within a wreath border.  It is large and measures approximately 24.82 mm by 21.21 mm.  It weighs 11.16 g.  The seller deciphered the obverse as monogram, reading as IΩΑΝΝΟΥ  of John - which seems correct to me.  The reverse monogram is damaged.  The seller believed that is could be read as  IΛΛΟΥΣΤΡΙΟΥ Illoustrious.  Additionally, it does not have the usual die axis of 12.00 as can be seen from the channels.  Is this a seal of John the Illoustrious?  All ideas would be appreciated.  Pogh_poor


Title: Re: Byzantine Seal of John the Illoustrious? 6th Century?
Post by: Gert on December 06, 2018, 03:09:19 am
Hard to see. What letters do you think there are on the monogram? Can it be CEPGIOV?
Gert