Johannes, vestarches, grand chartoularios and judge of the Velon and of Thrakesion, circa 1050-1100. Seal (Lead, 30 mm, 21.08 g, 12 h). KЄ ROHΘ Iω RЄCTAPXH MЄΓAΛω XAPTOV, - MHP -ΘV The Mother of God seated on a backless throne, holding Christ before her. Rev. +KPITH TOV RHΛOV KAI TωN ΘPAKHCIωN - Θ / Γ/Є-ω/PΓ, Nimbate facing bust of Saint George, holding spear over his right shoulder and resting shield on his left arm. Jordanov, Corpus I 36.1. A beautifully designed seal of a major Byzantine bureaucrat. Some scrapes, otherwise, very fine.
For a note on Johannes, see above, lot 1593.