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The procession to St. Panteleimon . . . ? (eleventh/twelfth century)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2432
Diameter 20 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 86.1a; Laurent, Corpus 5.2: no. 1206 (with misreading).

Obverse

Bust of St. Panteleimon; details of hands obscure. Inscription in two columns: .|πα|ντ|ε|λε|υ : [Ὁ ἅ(γιος)] Παντελεύ(μων). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines. Border of dots.

ηπρεσ
,τγι,
πντελ
τ,κπλ
ριονλε
φορ,τ.

Ἡ πρεσβ(εία) τοῦ Ἁγί(ου) Παντελ(εήμονος) τ(ῶν) καπουλ(α)ρίον . . .

Translation

Ἡ πρεσβεία τοῦ Ἁγίου Παντελεήμονος τῶν καπουλαρίον . . .

The procession of St. Panteleimon . . .

Commentary

As Laurent observes, the reading and interpretation of the inscription on the reverse are clear through the first three lines. The letters kappa, alpha, pi, horseshoe ligature, and lambda on line four are certain. At the beginning of line 5 we read a rho, whereas Laurent read a gamma. He moreover incorrectly read the final letter as gamma, whereas it is quite certainly a tau.

This seal relates to a procession involving a sanctuary of St. Panteleimon.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2432
Diameter 20 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 86.1a; Laurent, Corpus 5.2: no. 1206 (with misreading).

Notes

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2432
Diameter 20 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 86.1a; Laurent, Corpus 5.2: no. 1206 (with misreading).