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Paul Dekanos (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St. Paul. Details obscure. Columnar sigla to either side: |Π|ΑΥ|Λ|Ο : ὁ ἄ(γιος) Παύβλος. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

.ρ̣α̣φ̣ασ
σφ̣ρ̣α̣γιζ
παυλ
τδεκ
ν

[γ]ραφὰς σφραγίζω Παύβλου τοῦ Δεκ[α]νοῦ

Obverse

Bust of St. Paul. Details obscure. Columnar sigla to either side: |Π|ΑΥ|Λ|Ο : ὁ ἄ(γιος) Παύβλος. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

.ρ̣α̣φ̣ασ
σφ̣ρ̣α̣γιζ
παυλ
τδεκ
ν

[γ]ραφὰς σφραγίζω Παύβλου τοῦ Δεκ[α]νοῦ

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3840
Diameter 19.0 mm; field: 13.0 mm

Translation

γραφὰς σφραγίζω Παύβλου τοῦ Δεκανοῦ.

I seal the letters of Paul Dekanos.

Commentary

The reading of the owner's family name is not certain but seems the most plausible.