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Anonymous (late eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1917
Diameter 24 mm
Condition Blank too small for die. Partially effaced on the reverse.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 738.

Obverse

Indistinct bust of St. Nicholas. Sigla: |νι|κολ|α|ο|σ : ὁ ἅγιος Νικόλαος. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, a cross above. Border of dots.


emΦΥ
αιτε.
αιτνγ.
...ατ

Ἐμοῦ φύλαξ βίου τε καὶ τῶν γραμμάτων

Translation

Ἐμοῦ φύλαξ βίου τε καὶ τῶν γραμμάτων.

(Be) the guardian of my life and letters.

Commentary

It is necessary to understand a verb (ἔσο or γίνου) to make the inscription work as an invocation to the saint shown on the obverse.

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1917
Diameter 24 mm
Condition Blank too small for die. Partially effaced on the reverse.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 738.

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1917
Diameter 24 mm
Condition Blank too small for die. Partially effaced on the reverse.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 738.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1917
Diameter 24 mm
Condition Blank too small for die. Partially effaced on the reverse.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 738.

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