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Meletios monk (twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

Inscription of three lines, a cross above. Border of dots.

ΣΡ
ΓΙΣΜΟΝ
ΧΟΝ

σφραγὶς μοναχὸν

Reverse

Inscription of three lines. Border of dots.

ΜΕΛΕ
Τ̣Η̣Ο̣
Ν̣

Μελέτηον

Obverse

Inscription of three lines, a cross above. Border of dots.

ΣΡ
ΓΙΣΜΟΝ
ΧΟΝ

σφραγὶς μοναχὸν

Reverse

Inscription of three lines. Border of dots.

ΜΕΛΕ
Τ̣Η̣Ο̣
Ν̣

Μελέτηον

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1536
Diameter 20.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 2647.

Translation

σφραγὶς μοναχὸν Μελέτηον.

The seal [presents] the monk Meletios.

Commentary

Wassiliou-Seibt correctly points out that the inscription lacks a verb, specifically one made of up the three syllables necessary to complete a dodecasyllabic verse; she proposes δεικνύει which is the most plausible restoration. Still, the reading of the owner's name is not certain since the reverse shows signs of a poor strike or a double strike.