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Theophanes (tenth/eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of Saint Tarasios. Inscription : Ο̣|Τ|Α̣Ρ||Σ : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Ταράσ(ιος). Border of dots.

Reverse

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

ΓΡΑΦ,
ΦΡΑΓΙ,
ΛΟΓ,ΘΕΟ
ΦΑΝΗ

γραφ(ὰς) [σ]φραγίζ(ω) [(καὶ)] λόγ(ους) Θεοφάνη

Obverse

Bust of Saint Tarasios. Inscription : Ο̣|Τ|Α̣Ρ||Σ : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Ταράσ(ιος). Border of dots.

Reverse

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

ΓΡΑΦ,
ΦΡΑΓΙ,
ΛΟΓ,ΘΕΟ
ΦΑΝΗ

γραφ(ὰς) [σ]φραγίζ(ω) [(καὶ)] λόγ(ους) Θεοφάνη

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1587
Diameter 15.0 mm; field: 11.0 mm
Credit Line Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore.

Translation

γραφὰς σφραγίζω καὶ λόγους Θεοφάνη.

I seal the letters and correspondence of Theophanes.

Commentary

Metrical inscription of twelve syllables. This specimen should be added to the catalogue of metrical inscriptions published by Wassiliou-Seibt.