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The archbishop of Corfou (eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2096
Diameter 22 mm
Condition Corroded.
Previous Editions

Laurent, Corpus V/1, no. 868.
Cf. parallel from the same boulloterion published by N. I. Giannopoulos, "Μολυβδόβουλλα προερχόμενα ἐκ τοῦ Νοτίου Μεσαιωνικοῦ Ἀλμυροῦ," BZ 17 (1908) 131-33, 141, no. αˊ.

Obverse

Saints Peter and Paul standing, turned toward each other and gesticulating; details indistinct. On the left, the inscription: |Π|Ε|Τ|Ρ: ὁ ἅγιος Πέτρος. On the right: .|.|Α|.|Λ|Ο: ὁ ἅγιος Παλος. No border visible.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines, probably beginning with a cross; traces of a decoration below. Border of dots.

.ΤΟΝ
ΚΕΡΚΥ
ΡΑΣΠΡΟΕ
ΔΡΟΝΕΝ
ΓΡΑΦΗ
ΓΡΑΦΩ
 

Τὸν Κερκύρας πρόεδρον ἐν γραφῇ γράφω

Translation

Τὸν Κερκύρας πρόεδρον ἐν γραφῇ γράφω.

I inscribe the archbishop of Corfou in the letter.

Commentary

One dodecasyllabic verse. As Laurent, Corpus V/1, no. 864, has shown, the metropolitan church of Corfou was dedicated to Saints Peter and Paul; this is why they appear so often on the seals of prelates of Corfou. Given the rank of the church of Corfou we take "proedros" as archbishop.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2096
Diameter 22 mm
Condition Corroded.
Previous Editions

Laurent, Corpus V/1, no. 868.
Cf. parallel from the same boulloterion published by N. I. Giannopoulos, "Μολυβδόβουλλα προερχόμενα ἐκ τοῦ Νοτίου Μεσαιωνικοῦ Ἀλμυροῦ," BZ 17 (1908) 131-33, 141, no. αˊ.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2096
Diameter 22 mm
Condition Corroded.
Previous Editions

Laurent, Corpus V/1, no. 868.
Cf. parallel from the same boulloterion published by N. I. Giannopoulos, "Μολυβδόβουλλα προερχόμενα ἐκ τοῦ Νοτίου Μεσαιωνικοῦ Ἀλμυροῦ," BZ 17 (1908) 131-33, 141, no. αˊ.

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