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Anonymous (eleventh century, second half)

 
 

Obverse

Inscription of five lines, a decoration below. Border of dots.

ΟΥΠΕΡ
ΣΡΑΓΙ
ΖΤΑΣΓΡ
ΑΑΣΚΡΙΣ
ΛΟΓΟΥΣ
  

οὗπερ σφραγίζω τὰς γραφὰς, κρίσ(εις), λόγους

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, a decoration above. Border of dots.

  
ΕΙΚΝΥ
ΣΙΤ
ΟΠΡΟ
ΓΡΑΜΜΑ
ΚΑΙΓΝ
Θ,ΛΕΠ

δείκνυσι τὸ πρόγραμμα καὶ γνῶθ(ι) βλέπ(ων)

Obverse

Inscription of five lines, a decoration below. Border of dots.

ΟΥΠΕΡ
ΣΡΑΓΙ
ΖΤΑΣΓΡ
ΑΑΣΚΡΙΣ
ΛΟΓΟΥΣ
  

οὗπερ σφραγίζω τὰς γραφὰς, κρίσ(εις), λόγους

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, a decoration above. Border of dots.

  
ΕΙΚΝΥ
ΣΙΤ
ΟΠΡΟ
ΓΡΑΜΜΑ
ΚΑΙΓΝ
Θ,ΛΕΠ

δείκνυσι τὸ πρόγραμμα καὶ γνῶθ(ι) βλέπ(ων)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3501
Diameter 26.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1726.

Translation

οὗπερ σφραγίζω τὰς γραφὰς, κρίσεις, λόγους, δείκνυσι τὸ πρόγραμμα καὶ γνῶθι βλέπων.

The document shows whose letters, decisions, and words I seal; find out when you look at it.

Commentary

The inscription suggests that the owner of the seal held some sort of legal office.