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Marianos Libades (?) (eleventh/twelfth century)

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1405
Diameter 18 mm
Condition Blank too small for die.
Previous Editions

Laurent, Bulles métriques, no. 588 (erroneous reading); Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 63.

Obverse

Bust of a saint, here identified as St. Theodore on the basis of the letters Θ and Ρ visible at left and right: Θεόδωρος. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, bottom line indistinct. Border of dots.

αθλο
..ρεφυλ
αττεμα
.ιανολ
....ιν

Ἀθλοφόρε φύλαττε Μαριανὸν Λ ... ιν

Translation

Ἀθλοφόρε, φύλαττε Μαριανὸν Λ ... ιν

Champion, protect Marianos ...

Commentary

In her commentary on this seal Wassiliou-Seibt proposes the reconstruction of the family name as Libades.

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1405
Diameter 18 mm
Condition Blank too small for die.
Previous Editions

Laurent, Bulles métriques, no. 588 (erroneous reading); Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 63.

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1405
Diameter 18 mm
Condition Blank too small for die.
Previous Editions

Laurent, Bulles métriques, no. 588 (erroneous reading); Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 63.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1405
Diameter 18 mm
Condition Blank too small for die.
Previous Editions

Laurent, Bulles métriques, no. 588 (erroneous reading); Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 63.

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