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« on: December 31, 2019, 01:57:17 pm »

I am slowly organizing my Byzantine seals.  This well preserved seal measures 22.64mm and is very heavy -  weighing 20.3g.  
On the obverse is invocative monogram ΘΕΟΤΟΚΕ ΒΟΗΘΗ
On the reverse is:

   cross [ I ] Greek_omega_small
 A  Greek_Nu  Greek_Nu  Greek_Eta
 A Greek_Pi_3 Greek_Omicron Greek_Upsilon
  Greek_Pi_3 A Greek_Tau  Greek_omega_small
          Greek_Nu

So the seal appears to read:
Theotokos Aid
John Hypatos

I believe this to be correct.  Am I?

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« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2020, 02:57:45 pm »

I think the third line is A:Greek_Pi_3:O Y, so he was apo hypaton.
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« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2020, 08:25:58 pm »

You are right  I have corrected it. So it appears to be the seal of a Ioannes/ John, Apo Hypatos.  Would it be correct to attribute it to the 7th Century?
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