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Pothos (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St. Theodore holding a spear and shield. Inscription: |θ|εο|δ||ρ : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Θεόδωρ(ος). Border of dots.

Reverse

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


τηνσ
σφραγι,
μαρτυσ
εικονα
ποθ

τὴν σὴν σφραγίζ(ω), μάρτυς, εἰκόνα Πόθ(ος)

Obverse

Bust of St. Theodore holding a spear and shield. Inscription: |θ|εο|δ||ρ : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Θεόδωρ(ος). Border of dots.

Reverse

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


τηνσ
σφραγι,
μαρτυσ
εικονα
ποθ

τὴν σὴν σφραγίζ(ω), μάρτυς, εἰκόνα Πόθ(ος)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3780
Diameter 18.0 mm
Previous Editions

Translation

τὴν σὴν σφραγίζω, μάρτυς, εἰκόνα Πόθος.

I, Pothos, put your image, martyr, on my seal.

Commentary

This specimen is edited jointly with the parallels noted in this entry.