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John Oleges (eleventh century, second half)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2574
Diameter 28 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 2079.

Obverse

St Theodore standing, holding a spear and shield. Inscription visible at right: ΘΕ|Ο|ΡΟ,: [ὁ ἅ(γιος)] Θεόδωρο(ς). Border of dots.

Reverse

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


ΣΚΕΠΟΙΣ
ΜΕΜΑΡΤΥΣΟ
ΛΕΓΙ̅.ΣΕ.
ΓΡΑΦΝΚΛΕΙ.
Τ̣ΝΕΜΝΜ
Α
ΚΑΡΦΕΡΕΙ

σκέποις με, μάρτυς, Ὀλέγην Ἰω(άννην). σὲ [ἡ] γραφῶν κλεὶ[ς] τῶν ἐμῶν, μάκαρ, φέρει

Translation

σκέποις με, μάρτυς, Ὀλέγην Ἰωάννην. σὲ ἡ γραφῶν κλεὶς τῶν ἐμῶν, μάκαρ, φέρει.

Martyr, may you protect me, John Oleges. The key to my documents bears you, blessed one.

Commentary

Note the mark serving as a period at the end of the first twelve-syllable verse.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2574
Diameter 28 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 2079.