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Manuel Liparites, doctor (twelfth century)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.406
Diameter 28 mm
Field diameter 25 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1852 (with a correction in no. 2455), noting earlier editions.

Obverse

In the centre, two seated figures with animals, one seemingly a goat, the other a coiled serpent. They flank a central figure who is looking heavenwards. Along the circumference a circular inscription beginning with a cross at twelve o'clock:

προσχεστοπαραιγμ,τττι

πρόσχες τὸ παράδιγμ(α) τούτου τοῦ βίου

Reverse

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


σρσ
Ϊτρμ
νηλλιπ
ριτ

σφραγὶς ἰατροῦ Μανουὴλ Λιπαρίτου

Translation

πρόσχες τὸ παράδιγμα τούτου τοῦ βίου. σφραγὶς ἰατροῦ Μανουὴλ Λιπαρίτου.

Heed the example of this life. Seal of the doctor Manuel Liparites.

Commentary

The scene depicted on the obverse (which could just as easily be taken as the reverse) appears to be unique. Wassiliou-Seibt interprets it as an episode from the life of a healing saint who is shown here thanking God for effecting a cure. The question remains open.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.406
Diameter 28 mm
Field diameter 25 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1852 (with a correction in no. 2455), noting earlier editions.