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Symeon monk (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Faint image of two standing figures facing and greeting each other, likely Saints Peter and Paul. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Inscription in five lines with cross above. Border of dots.


ΛΟΓ.
ΣΦΡΑΓΙ.
ΣΥΜΕ.
ΜΟΝ,ΤΡ.
ΠΟΥ

Λόγους σφραγίζω Συμεὼν μονοτρόπου

Obverse

Faint image of two standing figures facing and greeting each other, likely Saints Peter and Paul. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Inscription in five lines with cross above. Border of dots.


ΛΟΓ.
ΣΦΡΑΓΙ.
ΣΥΜΕ.
ΜΟΝ,ΤΡ.
ΠΟΥ

Λόγους σφραγίζω Συμεὼν μονοτρόπου

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.3163
Diameter 17.0 mm
Previous Editions

Laurent, Corpus V/2, no. 1444.

Translation

Λόγους σφραγίζω Συμεὼν μονοτρόπου.

I seal the words of the solitary Symeon.

Commentary

Note the poetic word Symeon uses to describe his monasticism, that he is μονότροπος, or a "solitary."