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Anonymous (eleventh/twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St Theodore holding a spear over his right shoulder. Traces of an inscription on either side: |.ε..| : ὁ ἅ(γιος) [Θ]ε[όδ]ω[ρ(ος)]. Border of dots.

Reverse

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


αποτ..
ραφ,σ.
νοριζε
τινσφρ
...δ̣Α̣

ἀπὸ τ[ῆς γ]ραφ(ῆ)ς [γ]νόριζε τιν σφρ[αγῖ]δα

Obverse

Bust of St Theodore holding a spear over his right shoulder. Traces of an inscription on either side: |.ε..| : ὁ ἅ(γιος) [Θ]ε[όδ]ω[ρ(ος)]. Border of dots.

Reverse

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


αποτ..
ραφ,σ.
νοριζε
τινσφρ
...δ̣Α̣

ἀπὸ τ[ῆς γ]ραφ(ῆ)ς [γ]νόριζε τιν σφρ[αγῖ]δα

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1714
Diameter 17.0 mm
Credit Line Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore.

Translation

ἀπὸ τῆς γραφῆς γνόριζε τιν σφραγῖδα.

From the letter know the seal.

Commentary

This anonymous dodecasyllable should be added to the corpus of metrical inscriptions assembled by Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden.