Year 2020, Volume 19 , Issue , Pages 231 - 243 2020-05-15

A Mid-Byzantine Metal Stamp from Bursa Archaeological Museum
Bursa Arkeoloji Müzesi’nden Bir Orta Bizans Damgası

Zeynep Sencan ALTINOLUK [1]


This article tries to determine the place and identity of the owner of a metal stamp located in the Bursa Archaeological Museum collection in the Byzantine stamping objects typology. The stamp that we consider in this article is one of the rare examples, in which the inscription specifies the name of the owner as well as the offices and titles he held. The owner of the stamp, dated to approximately 9th –10th centuries, is Iohannes, the imperial protospatharios and epi ton oikeiakon. It is understood from the title protospatharios that Iohannes was a member of the central government and a wealthy aristocrat. The title epi ton oikeiakon, appearing together with Iohannes, may be a title that shows that he is a more privileged individual than other officials and that he may be from the imperial court. On the other hand, we also know of an administrative task under the sekreton of oikeiakon since the last quarter of the 10th century. In light of this, we have the following question: did Iohannes use his stamp for his personal affairs or did he use it in accordance with his responsibilities, which were part of his administrative position of management of imperial properties? In either case, we think that his stamp was stamped on a soft object such as clay and that it may be a brick stamp.

Bu makale Bursa Arkeoloji Müzesi koleksiyonunda yer alan Orta Bizans Dönemi’ne ait bir metal damganın Bizans baskı tipolojisi içindeki yeri ve sahibinin kimliğini belirlemeye çalışmaktadır. Bu makalede ele aldığımız damga, yazıtın sahibinin adını, taşıdığı görev ve ünvanları belirttiği nadir örneklerden biridir. Yaklaşık 9.-10. yüzyıllara tarihlenen damganın sahibi, imparatorluk protospatharios’u ve epi ton oikeiakon olan Iohannes’tir. Protospatharios ünvanından, Iohannes’in merkezi yönetimin bir üyesi ve varlıklı bir aristokrat olduğu anlaşılmaktadır. Iohannes ile birlikte görülen epi ton oikeiakon, onun diğer görevlilerden daha ayrıcalıklı bir birey ve saray halkından olabileceğini gösteren bir ünvan olabilir. Diğer yandan, 10. yüzyılın son çeyreğinden itibaren oikeiakon sekreton’luğu altında idari bir görevin varlığını da biliyoruz. Bunun ışığında, şu soruya sahibiz: Iohannes damgasını kişisel işleri için mi kullandı veya imparatorluk mülklerinin yönetimindeki idari pozisyonuna uygun olarak mı kullandı? Her iki durumda da, damgasının kil gibi yumuşak bir obje üzerine basıldığını ve bunun bir tuğla damgası olabileceğini düşünüyoruz.

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Orcid: 0000-0003-1769-3766
Author: Zeynep Sencan ALTINOLUK (Primary Author)
Institution: ÇANAKKALE ONSEKİZ MART ÜNİVERSİTESİ ARKEOLOJİ BÖLÜMÜ
Country: Turkey


Dates

Application Date : March 29, 2020
Acceptance Date : April 15, 2020
Publication Date : May 15, 2020

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APA Altınoluk, Z . (2020). A Mid-Byzantine Metal Stamp from Bursa Archaeological Museum . Gephyra , 19 () , 231-243 . DOI: 10.37095/gephyra.710992
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