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Constantine (eleventh century, second half)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St. Basil; details indistinct. Remains of an inscription at right: σ|ι|λ, : [ὁ ἅ(γιος) Βα]σίλ(ειος). Border of dots.

Reverse

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

γραφ,
σφραγι,
λογσ̣
κ̅ν̅

γραφ(ὰς) σφραγίζ(ω) (καὶ) λόγους Κων(σταντίνου)

Obverse

Bust of St. Basil; details indistinct. Remains of an inscription at right: σ|ι|λ, : [ὁ ἅ(γιος) Βα]σίλ(ειος). Border of dots.

Reverse

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

γραφ,
σφραγι,
λογσ̣
κ̅ν̅

γραφ(ὰς) σφραγίζ(ω) (καὶ) λόγους Κων(σταντίνου)

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1406
Diameter 22.0 mm; field: 16.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 390a.

Translation

γραφὰς σφραγίζω καὶ λόγους Κωνσταντίνου.

I seal Constantine's letters and correspondence.

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