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Joseph Balsamon (twelfth century, second half)

 
 

Obverse

Standing figure (known to be Christ from a parallel specimen). Details indistinct. No epigraphy visible. Border of dots.

Reverse

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

  
ΣΚΕΠΟ̣Ι̣Σ̣
ΙΣΗ̣Α̣Λ̣
....ΘΥ̅
ΛΟΓΕ

σκέποις Ἰωσὴφ Βαλ[σαμ]ώ[ν], Θ(εο)ῦ Λόγε

Obverse

Standing figure (known to be Christ from a parallel specimen). Details indistinct. No epigraphy visible. Border of dots.

Reverse

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

  
ΣΚΕΠΟ̣Ι̣Σ̣
ΙΣΗ̣Α̣Λ̣
....ΘΥ̅
ΛΟΓΕ

σκέποις Ἰωσὴφ Βαλ[σαμ]ώ[ν], Θ(εο)ῦ Λόγε

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.3105
Diameter 26.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 2023.

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

Translation

σκέποις Ἰωσὴφ Βαλσαμών, Θεοῦ Λόγε.

Word of God, may you protect Joseph Balsamon.