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The seal of the monastery of Pantanassa on the island of Glykeria (twelfth century)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1493
Diameter 19 mm
Condition Chipped and cracked along channel (obv.)
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 63.1
Laurent, Corpus, V/2, no. 1293.

Obverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

...ΑΓΙΣ
..ΝΑΝ
ΝΤΑΝΑΣ
ΣΗΣΠΑΡ
ΘΕΝ

[Σφρ]αγὶς [μο]ναστῶν [Π]αντανάσσης Παρθένου

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

ΗΝΓΛ.
ΚΕΡΙΑΣ
ΣΟΣΑΝΧ
ΔΕΣΠΟ

ΤΙΝ

ἥν Γλ[υ]κερίας νῆσος αὐχεῖ δεσπότιν

Translation

Σφραγὶς μοναστῶν Παντανάσσης Παρθένου ἥν Γλυκερίας νῆσος αὐχεῖ δεσπότιν.

The seal of the monks (of the monastery) of the Virgin Pantanassa whom the island of Glykeria proudly claims as sovereign.

Commentary

The monastery on the island of St. Glykeria, dedicated to the Virgin Pantanassa, was chosen by Leo V for the exile of St. Niketas of 815. It was re-founded in the eleventh century by a certain Gregory (maybe Taronites) and again by a certain Basil. The family of Zonaras had a special relationship with it in the twelfth century and had managed to have its properties confirmed by Manuel I Komnenos in 1158. See Janin, Grands centres, 56-57; Laurent, Corpus V/1, 209-210; and C. Mango, "Twelfth-Century Notices from Cod. Christ Church gr. 53," JÖB 42 (1992) 221-228.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1493
Diameter 19 mm
Condition Chipped and cracked along channel (obv.)
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 63.1
Laurent, Corpus, V/2, no. 1293.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1493
Diameter 19 mm
Condition Chipped and cracked along channel (obv.)
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 63.1
Laurent, Corpus, V/2, no. 1293.

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