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Pothos (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St. Nicholas offering a blessing and holding the Gospel. On either side, a vertical inscription (note the inversion of the letters on the right): |ν|ικ|λο|α : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Νικόλα(ος). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

ποθ
μακαρ
σφραγιΕ̣
ραησ
λογ

Πόθου, μάκαρ, σφράγιζε [π]ράξης [(καὶ)] λόγ[ους]

Obverse

Bust of St. Nicholas offering a blessing and holding the Gospel. On either side, a vertical inscription (note the inversion of the letters on the right): |ν|ικ|λο|α : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Νικόλα(ος). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

ποθ
μακαρ
σφραγιΕ̣
ραησ
λογ

Πόθου, μάκαρ, σφράγιζε [π]ράξης [(καὶ)] λόγ[ους]

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1368
Diameter 24.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 127 (reading the name as Ἄπρου); II, no. 1802 (with reading Πόθου).

Translation

Πόθου, μάκαρ, σφράγιζε πράξης καὶ λόγους.

Blessèd one, seal the acts and correspondence of Pothos.

Commentary