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George Bardanes (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Inscription of five lines beginning with a cross. Linear border.


Τοντ
ΣΦΡΑΓΙ
ΔΟΣΔΕΣΠΟ
ΤΗΝΦΡ
ΡΟΙΛΟΓ,

τὸν τ(ῆς) σφραγίδος δεσπότην φρούροι Λόγ(ε)

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Linear border.

...
γιονσον
ο̣ικετ..τον
αρδα
νην

[Γε]ώ[ρ]γιον σὸν οἰκέτ[ην] τὸν Βαρδάνην

Obverse

Inscription of five lines beginning with a cross. Linear border.


Τοντ
ΣΦΡΑΓΙ
ΔΟΣΔΕΣΠΟ
ΤΗΝΦΡ
ΡΟΙΛΟΓ,

τὸν τ(ῆς) σφραγίδος δεσπότην φρούροι Λόγ(ε)

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Linear border.

...
γιονσον
ο̣ικετ..τον
αρδα
νην

[Γε]ώ[ρ]γιον σὸν οἰκέτ[ην] τὸν Βαρδάνην

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1136
Diameter 20.0 mm; field: 15.0 mm
Credit Line Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore.

Translation

τὸν τῆς σφραγίδος δεσπότην φρούροι, Λόγε, Γεώργιον σὸν οἰκέτην τὸν Βαρδάνην.

Divine Word, watch over the seal's owner, your servant George Bardanes.