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Paul (twelfth century, first half)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St. Theodore holding a spear and shield. Inscription on either side: .|θ̣|εο|δ|ροσ : [ὁ ἅ(γιος)] Θεόδωρος. Border of dots.

Reverse

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


Αρ.υσ̣
σκεπ..σ̣ε̣
πυ..ν̣τ̣ο̣ν̣
ικ....

μάρ[τ]υς, σκέπ[οι]ς με Παῦ[λο]ν τὸν ἱκ[έτ(ην) σου]

Obverse

Bust of St. Theodore holding a spear and shield. Inscription on either side: .|θ̣|εο|δ|ροσ : [ὁ ἅ(γιος)] Θεόδωρος. Border of dots.

Reverse

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


Αρ.υσ̣
σκεπ..σ̣ε̣
πυ..ν̣τ̣ο̣ν̣
ικ....

μάρ[τ]υς, σκέπ[οι]ς με Παῦ[λο]ν τὸν ἱκ[έτ(ην) σου]

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2046
Diameter 28.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 1390 (misread).

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

Translation

μάρτυς, σκέποις με Παῦλον τὸν ἱκέτην σου.

Martyr, may you protect me, your servant Paul.

Commentary

Wassiliou-Seibt took the owner's name as Parthenios and reconstructed the last part of the inscripition as σ(ὸν) λ[άτριν]. We have, however, preferred the reading given by Laurent even though it is also uncertain.