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Demetrios dishypatos (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St. Demetrios holding the martyr's cross. Columnar sigla on either side (the engraver mistakenly reversed the order): M|IΔ|Η : Δημί(τριος). Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Indeterminate border.

ΣΦΡΑΓ,
ΔΗΜΙΤΡ,
Δ̣ΙΣΥΠΑ
.̣ν̣υ̣κ̣
σ̣ο̣λ̣

σφραγ(ὶς) Δημιτρ(ίου) δισυπά[τ]ου ...

Obverse

Bust of St. Demetrios holding the martyr's cross. Columnar sigla on either side (the engraver mistakenly reversed the order): M|IΔ|Η : Δημί(τριος). Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Indeterminate border.

ΣΦΡΑΓ,
ΔΗΜΙΤΡ,
Δ̣ΙΣΥΠΑ
.̣ν̣υ̣κ̣
σ̣ο̣λ̣

σφραγ(ὶς) Δημιτρ(ίου) δισυπά[τ]ου ...

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2974
Diameter 17.0 mm
Condition Quite worn.
Credit Line Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore.

Translation

σφραγὶς Δημιτρίου δισυπάτου ...

Seal of Demetrios, dishypatos ...

Commentary

The last letters of the reverse inscription are not clear.