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Euthymios (eleventh century, second half)

 
 

Obverse

Standing figure of the Mother of God, holding the Child in her right arm. Sigla: ̅ΘΥ̅: Μή(τη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Within concentric circles of dots, an inscription beginning with a cross at twelve o'clock:

.ΕΣΠΟΙΝΑ....ΡΑΓΙΕΤΕΜΛΟΓΣ

[Δ]έσποινα, [σὺ σφ]ράγιζε τοὺς ἐμοὺς λόγους

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, decorations above and below. Border of dots.

  
ΣΦΡΑ
ΓΙ,ΓΡΑΦ,
..ΚΡΙΣΕ
̣.ΕΥΘΥ
ΜΙΟΥ
  

σφραγὶ(ς) γραφῶ(ν) [τε] κρίσεω[ν] Εὐθυμίου

Obverse

Standing figure of the Mother of God, holding the Child in her right arm. Sigla: ̅ΘΥ̅: Μή(τη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Within concentric circles of dots, an inscription beginning with a cross at twelve o'clock:

.ΕΣΠΟΙΝΑ....ΡΑΓΙΕΤΕΜΛΟΓΣ

[Δ]έσποινα, [σὺ σφ]ράγιζε τοὺς ἐμοὺς λόγους

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, decorations above and below. Border of dots.

  
ΣΦΡΑ
ΓΙ,ΓΡΑΦ,
..ΚΡΙΣΕ
̣.ΕΥΘΥ
ΜΙΟΥ
  

σφραγὶ(ς) γραφῶ(ν) [τε] κρίσεω[ν] Εὐθυμίου

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1422
Diameter 24.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 2405 (misnumbering the seal as 1947.2.1423, also of a Euthymios with the same inscription, though differently rendered, on the reverse).

Translation

Δέσποινα, σὺ σφράγιζε τοὺς ἐμοὺς λόγους. σφραγὶς γραφῶν τε κρίσεων Εὐθυμίου.

Lady, seal my words. The seal of Euthymios' letters and decisions.

Commentary

The owner appears to have held some kind of legal office.