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Marinos sebastos (eleventh century, second half)

 
 

Obverse

Two standing figures. The one on the left can be identified as St Ianouarios (as proven by the parallel seal cited in this entry); the figure on the left is a military saint, holding a spear, who cannot be precisely identified. No sigla or border visible.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. No border visible.

Ρ̣αγισ̣
α̣γι
ε̣αστ
α̣ριν

[σφ]ραγὶς [σφρ]αγίζω [τὰ σ]εβαστοῦ [Μ]αρίνου

Obverse

Two standing figures. The one on the left can be identified as St Ianouarios (as proven by the parallel seal cited in this entry); the figure on the left is a military saint, holding a spear, who cannot be precisely identified. No sigla or border visible.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. No border visible.

Ρ̣αγισ̣
α̣γι
ε̣αστ
α̣ριν

[σφ]ραγὶς [σφρ]αγίζω [τὰ σ]εβαστοῦ [Μ]αρίνου

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2905
Diameter 26.0 mm
Condition Broken, with loss of lettering. The reading has been confirmed with reference to the better preserved parallel cited in this entry.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 2912 (with further references).

Translation

σφραγὶς σφραγίζω τὰ σεβαστοῦ Μαρίνου.

As a seal I seal the correspondence of the sebastos Marinos.

Commentary

See the commentary to BZS 1947.2.1186, linked to this entry.