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Anonymous (eleventh century, second half)

 
 

Obverse

Inscription of three lines beginning with a cross. Decoration below. Border of dots.

ΟΥΤΙ
ΝΟΣΣΦΡ
ΓΙΣΕΙΜΙ
  

οὗτινος σφραγίς εἰμι

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

ΤΗΝ
ΓΡΦΗΝ
ΛΕΠΝ
ΝΟΕΙ

τὴν γραφὴν βλέπων νόει

Obverse

Inscription of three lines beginning with a cross. Decoration below. Border of dots.

ΟΥΤΙ
ΝΟΣΣΦΡ
ΓΙΣΕΙΜΙ
  

οὗτινος σφραγίς εἰμι

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

ΤΗΝ
ΓΡΦΗΝ
ΛΕΠΝ
ΝΟΕΙ

τὴν γραφὴν βλέπων νόει

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2896
Diameter 20.0 mm; field: 14.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1744.

Translation

οὗτινος σφραγίς εἰμι τὴν γραφὴν βλέπων νόει.

Find out whose seal I am by looking at the letter.

Commentary

This metrical inscription is made up of two seven-syllable hemistichs.