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Merkourios (eleventh/twelfth century)

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1509
Diameter 29 mm
Field diameter 24 mm
Condition Split in two halves (down the channel).
Previous Editions

Laurent, Bulles métriques, no. 592; cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 94.

Obverse

Two standing saints, St. Nicholas on the left and St. John Chrysostom on the right. Both offer a blessing and hold a book. Inscription beginning to the upper right of St. Nicholas and continuing on the left: ΝΙ|ΚΟ|ΛΑ|Ο,: Ὁ ἅγιος Νικόλαος. Inscription beginning to the upper left of St. John Chrysostom and continuing on the right: Ι̄|Ο||ΣΟ,|ΤΟ|, : Ὁ ἅγιος Ἰωάννης ὁ Χρυσόστομος. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription in five lines. Border of dots.

αμφ
γενοισθε
προσταται
μερκου
ρι

Ἄμφω γένοισθε προστᾶται Μερκουρίῳ

Translation

Ἄμφω γένοισθε προστᾶται Μερκουρίῳ.

May you both be guardians for Merkourios.

Commentary

Dodecasyllable.

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1509
Diameter 29 mm
Field diameter 24 mm
Condition Split in two halves (down the channel).
Previous Editions

Laurent, Bulles métriques, no. 592; cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 94.

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1509
Diameter 29 mm
Field diameter 24 mm
Condition Split in two halves (down the channel).
Previous Editions

Laurent, Bulles métriques, no. 592; cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 94.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1509
Diameter 29 mm
Field diameter 24 mm
Condition Split in two halves (down the channel).
Previous Editions

Laurent, Bulles métriques, no. 592; cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 94.

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