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(Basil) Pekoules, judge (twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

Inscription of four lines, a cross above. Border of dots.


εκτῆσ
.ργΊοσ̣
σθιτονγ̣ε̣
Ότ

ἐκ τῆς [σ]φραγίδος [ἴ]σθι τὸν γε[γρ]αφότα

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

κριτῊν
πεκλην
ΌσθΈλειγ̣ν̣
ριζΈτ.

κριτὴν Πεκούλην, ὃς θέλει γνωριζέτ[ω]

Obverse

Inscription of four lines, a cross above. Border of dots.


εκτῆσ
.ργΊοσ̣
σθιτονγ̣ε̣
Ότ

ἐκ τῆς [σ]φραγίδος [ἴ]σθι τὸν γε[γρ]αφότα

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

κριτῊν
πεκλην
ΌσθΈλειγ̣ν̣
ριζΈτ.

κριτὴν Πεκούλην, ὃς θέλει γνωριζέτ[ω]

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.299
Diameter 24.0 mm
Previous Editions

Laurent, Bulles métriques, no. 128; cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 726.

Credit Line Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore.

Translation

ἐκ τῆς σφραγίδος ἴσθι τὸν γεγραφότα κριτὴν Πεκούλην, ὃς θέλει γνωριζέτω.

Let anyone who wishes know from the seal that the writer is Pekoules, the judge.

Commentary

The owner of this seal does not give his Christian name in the inscription, but a Basil Pekoules, judge of the Velum and epi tou Hippodromou, is known from a lysis of the emperor Manuel I Komnenos dated to the year 1148.

Note the use of accent marks.