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Stephen Belissariotes (eleventh century, second half)

 
 

Obverse

The Mother of God orans, the medallion of Christ before her. Sigla on either side: ̅ΘΥ̅: Μή(τη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

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


ΣΡΑΓ,
ΕΑΝ
ΤΕΛΙΣΑ
ΡΙΤ̣

σφραγ(ὶς) Στεφάνου τοῦ Βελισ(σ)αριώτου

Obverse

The Mother of God orans, the medallion of Christ before her. Sigla on either side: ̅ΘΥ̅: Μή(τη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

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


ΣΡΑΓ,
ΕΑΝ
ΤΕΛΙΣΑ
ΡΙΤ̣

σφραγ(ὶς) Στεφάνου τοῦ Βελισ(σ)αριώτου

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4034
Diameter 20.0 mm; field: 18.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 2894.

Translation

σφραγὶς Στεφάνου τοῦ Βελισσαριώτου.

Seal of Stephen Belissariotes.

Commentary

This seems to be the earliest mention of the family name Belissariotes.