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Anonymous (twelfth century, first half)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of Christ offering a blessing and holding a scroll. He is beardless and with short hair; the Cross behind His head lacks a nimbus. Sigla preserved at left: ΙΣ̅: Ἰ(ησοῦ)ς [Χ(ριστό)ς]. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

ΠΕΡ
ΣΦΡΑΓΙΣ
ΠΕΦΥΚΕ
ΓΡΑΦ,ΜΗ
ΝΥΕΙ

οὗπερ σφραγὶς πέφυκε γραφ(ὴ) μηνύει

Obverse

Bust of Christ offering a blessing and holding a scroll. He is beardless and with short hair; the Cross behind His head lacks a nimbus. Sigla preserved at left: ΙΣ̅: Ἰ(ησοῦ)ς [Χ(ριστό)ς]. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

ΠΕΡ
ΣΦΡΑΓΙΣ
ΠΕΦΥΚΕ
ΓΡΑΦ,ΜΗ
ΝΥΕΙ

οὗπερ σφραγὶς πέφυκε γραφ(ὴ) μηνύει

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.3085
Diameter 24.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1734.

Translation

οὗπερ σφραγὶς πέφυκε γραφὴ μηνύει.

The letter announces whose seal this is.

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