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Anonymous (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St. John the Baptist holding a staff cross over his right shoulder. Sigla on either side: |ι̅|ο|δ|ρο: ὁ ἅ(γιος) Ἰω(άννης) ὁ Πρ(ό)δρο[μ(ος)]. Border of pellets within concentric circles of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines beginning with a cross. A decoration above. Border of pellets within concentric circles of dots.

  
ουσφρ,
γισειι
τ̣ηνγρ,φ
γνσηλε
π,

οὗ σφρ(α)γὶς εἰμι τὴν γρ(α)φὴν γν(ώ)σῃ βλέπ(ων)

Obverse

Bust of St. John the Baptist holding a staff cross over his right shoulder. Sigla on either side: |ι̅|ο|δ|ρο: ὁ ἅ(γιος) Ἰω(άννης) ὁ Πρ(ό)δρο[μ(ος)]. Border of pellets within concentric circles of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines beginning with a cross. A decoration above. Border of pellets within concentric circles of dots.

  
ουσφρ,
γισειι
τ̣ηνγρ,φ
γνσηλε
π,

οὗ σφρ(α)γὶς εἰμι τὴν γρ(α)φὴν γν(ώ)σῃ βλέπ(ων)

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1868
Diameter 22.0 mm; field: 18.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1711.

Translation

οὗ σφραγὶς εἰμι τὴν γραφὴν γνώσῃ βλέπων.

Find out whose seal I am by looking at the letter.

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