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Anonymous (eleventh/twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

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

ου
σφρ
γισε

οὗ σφραγίς ε[ἰμ]ι

Reverse

Inscription of four lines; bottom line missing. Border of dots.

την
γρφ
̣Λεπ
....

τὴν γραφὴν βλέπω[ν νόει]

Obverse

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

ου
σφρ
γισε

οὗ σφραγίς ε[ἰμ]ι

Reverse

Inscription of four lines; bottom line missing. Border of dots.

την
γρφ
̣Λεπ
....

τὴν γραφὴν βλέπω[ν νόει]

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2038
Diameter 16.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, nos. 1705, 1706, 1708.

Credit Line Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore.

Translation

οὗ σφραγίς εἰμι τὴν γραφὴν βλέπων νόει.

Know whose seal I am by looking at the letter.

Commentary

The last word of this conventional, anonymous metrical inscription could be νόει or γνῶθι or γνώσῃ.