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Symeon Pediasimos (eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.4524
Diameter 27 mm
Field diameter 25 mm
Condition Partly flattened, with loss of lettering.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1784 (dated to the twelfth century).

Obverse

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

πε
ισιμ
συμεν
̣υσι
Χ̣ν

Πεδιασίμῳ Συμεὼν δυὰς στίχων

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

επι
σΦργισ
μτγρ
φησκει
κο...

ἐπισφράγισμα γραφῆς, οὐκ εικό[νες]

Translation

Πεδιασίμῳ Συμεὼν δυὰς στίχων ἐπισφράγισμα γραφῆς, οὐκ εικόνες.

A pair of verses, not images, put the seal on the letter of Symeon Pediasimos.

Commentary

See Wassiliou-Seibt's commentary on this interesting inscription proclaiming the owner's avoidance of images on his seal. She also notes that the inscription on the reverse falls one syllable short of a dodecasyllabic verse.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.4524
Diameter 27 mm
Field diameter 25 mm
Condition Partly flattened, with loss of lettering.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1784 (dated to the twelfth century).