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Stephen (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of Saint Stephen, with nimbus, holding small cross in his right hand, a censer in his left hand. Inscription in two columns : |Σ̣Τ̣|Ε̣|Φ||Ν : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Στέφαν(ος). No border visible.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. No border visible.


ΟΠΡΟ

ΤΟΜΑΡΤ
ΤΟΝΟΜΟΝ,
Μ̣ΝΣΚ̣
ΠΙΣ

ο προτομάρτ(υς) τὸν ὁμον(ύ)μων σκ(έ)πις

Obverse

Bust of Saint Stephen, with nimbus, holding small cross in his right hand, a censer in his left hand. Inscription in two columns : |Σ̣Τ̣|Ε̣|Φ||Ν : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Στέφαν(ος). No border visible.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. No border visible.


ΟΠΡΟ

ΤΟΜΑΡΤ
ΤΟΝΟΜΟΝ,
Μ̣ΝΣΚ̣
ΠΙΣ

ο προτομάρτ(υς) τὸν ὁμον(ύ)μων σκ(έ)πις

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3697
Diameter 16.0 mm

Translation

ο προτομάρτυς τὸν ὁμονύμων σκέπις.

May you, first of the martyrs, protect your servant of the same name.

Commentary

Inscription of twelve syllables which should be added to the corpus of metrical seals. See a very similar verse published in Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1566.