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

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2488
Diameter 17 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5. no. 86.1b; Laurent, Corpus 5.2: no. 1206.

Obverse

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

Reverse

Inscription of six lines; only the top portion of the final line is preserved. Border of dots.

 ηπρεσ
,τγι,
πντελ
τ,κπλ
ριονλε

Ἡ πρεσβ(εία) τοῦ Ἁγί(ου) Παντελ(εήμονος) τ(ῶν) καπου[λ(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 is 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.1951.31.5.2488
Diameter 17 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5. no. 86.1b; Laurent, Corpus 5.2: no. 1206.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2488
Diameter 17 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5. no. 86.1b; Laurent, Corpus 5.2: no. 1206.