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Tzeniounes (eleventh/twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St Nicholas, partially destroyed, book visible in left hand. Inscription in two columns: |ΝΙ|Κ,Λ|Α|Ο : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Νικ(ό)λαο(ς). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

ΓΡΦ,
ΣΦΡΓΙΖ,
ι
ΚΕΛΟΓ,

γραφ(ὰς) σφραγίζ(ω) Τζηνιούνη κὲ λόγ(ους)

Obverse

Bust of St Nicholas, partially destroyed, book visible in left hand. Inscription in two columns: |ΝΙ|Κ,Λ|Α|Ο : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Νικ(ό)λαο(ς). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

ΓΡΦ,
ΣΦΡΓΙΖ,
ι
ΚΕΛΟΓ,

γραφ(ὰς) σφραγίζ(ω) Τζηνιούνη κὲ λόγ(ους)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3642
Diameter 17.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 489.

Translation

γραφὰς σφραγίζω Τζηνιούνη κὲ λόγους.

I seal the letters and correspondence of Tzeniounes. 

Commentary

Metrical inscription of twelve syllables.