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Anonymous (eleventh/twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

Inscription of five lines, a decoration above and below. Border of dots.

  
εκ...
γρ̣...σ
ν....ε
τ....τυ
γχαν
  

ἐκ [τῆς] γρ[αφῆ]ς ν[όει μ]ε τ[ίνος] τυγχάνω

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, a decoration above and below. Border of dots.

  
καιγαρ
παριστ
κλησιν
Μ̣και
.υγχαν
  

καὶ γὰρ παριστᾷ κλῆσιν ἅμα καὶ [τ]ύχην

Obverse

Inscription of five lines, a decoration above and below. Border of dots.

  
εκ...
γρ̣...σ
ν....ε
τ....τυ
γχαν
  

ἐκ [τῆς] γρ[αφῆ]ς ν[όει μ]ε τ[ίνος] τυγχάνω

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, a decoration above and below. Border of dots.

  
καιγαρ
παριστ
κλησιν
Μ̣και
.υγχαν
  

καὶ γὰρ παριστᾷ κλῆσιν ἅμα καὶ [τ]ύχην

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2641
Diameter 24.0 mm
Condition Corroded on the obverse.
Credit Line Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore.

Translation

ἐκ τῆς γραφῆς νόει με τίνος τυγχάνω καὶ γὰρ παριστᾷ κλῆσιν ἅμα καὶ τύχην.

Know whose I am from the letter, for it presents my name together with my station.

Commentary

This metrical inscription, consisting of two twelve-syllable verses, should be added to the collection assembled by Wassiliou-Seibt, Corpus der byzantinischen Siegel mit metrischen Legenden.