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George Apozouphes (eleventh century, second half)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2039
Diameter 24 mm
Field diameter 22 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 269.

Obverse

The Mother of God standing, turned to her right, with her hands outstretched towards the manus Dei visible above. On either side, the sigla: ̅θυ̅: Μ(ήτη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Within concentric circles of dots, a circular inscription beginning with a cross at twelve o'clock:

γεργιουσρ

Γεωργίου σφρά-

Reverse

St. George standing, holding a spear and shield. On either side, epigraphy: |γ|ε|ρ|γ|/ : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Γεώργ(ιος). Within concentric circles of dots, a circular inscription beginning with a cross at twelve o'clock:

γισμτπο

γισμα τοῦ Ἀποζούφου

Translation

Γεωργίου σφράγισμα τοῦ Ἀποζούφου.

Seal of George Apozouphes.

Commentary

The inscription is a twelve-syllable verse divided into hemistichs by the arrangement of the obverse and reverse lettering.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2039
Diameter 24 mm
Field diameter 22 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 269.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2039
Diameter 24 mm
Field diameter 22 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 269.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2039
Diameter 24 mm
Field diameter 22 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 269.

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