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Nicholas Frangopoulos (twelfth century, second half)

 
 

Obverse

Figure of a standing saint, perhaps St. Demetrios. Details and epigraphy unclear. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

νιΚ̣Ο̣λ
ρΓ̣γοπ
λονΜ̣ρτ
Σ̣Κ̣Ε̣Π̣

Νικόλα(ον) Φραγγόπουλον, μάρτ(υς), σκέπ(οις)

Obverse

Figure of a standing saint, perhaps St. Demetrios. Details and epigraphy unclear. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

νιΚ̣Ο̣λ
ρΓ̣γοπ
λονΜ̣ρτ
Σ̣Κ̣Ε̣Π̣

Νικόλα(ον) Φραγγόπουλον, μάρτ(υς), σκέπ(οις)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2862
Diameter 23.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1524.

Translation

Νικόλαον Φραγγόπουλον, μάρτυς, σκέποις.

Martyr, may you watch over Nicholas Frangopoulos.

Commentary

The inscription appears to be an attempt at a metrical verse, but it is very irregular in having one hemistich of eight syllables and another of four.