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Eustratios (eleventh century, second half)

 
 

Obverse

Five medallions arranged around a cross decorated with fleurons. From the traces of epigraphy, the saints have been identified as follows. Upper left, St. Auxentios; upper right, St. Eugenios. Middle, St. Eustratios. Lower left, St. Mardarios, and lower right, St. Orestes. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, a cross between dashes above. Border of dots.

  
ευστρ
τισφρ
γισμπεν
τσμρ
τυρν

Εὐστρατίου σφράγισμα πεντὰς μαρτύρων

Obverse

Five medallions arranged around a cross decorated with fleurons. From the traces of epigraphy, the saints have been identified as follows. Upper left, St. Auxentios; upper right, St. Eugenios. Middle, St. Eustratios. Lower left, St. Mardarios, and lower right, St. Orestes. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, a cross between dashes above. Border of dots.

  
ευστρ
τισφρ
γισμπεν
τσμρ
τυρν

Εὐστρατίου σφράγισμα πεντὰς μαρτύρων

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5706
Diameter 28.0 mm; field: 26.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 828.

Translation

Εὐστρατίου σφράγισμα πεντὰς μαρτύρων.

The group of five martyrs marks the seal of Eustratios.

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