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Gregory Hagiotheodorites (eleventh/twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

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


δεσυ,
γραασμε
λανοσκυ
λινδ..
ν

δεσμεύω γραφὰς μέλανος κυλινδ[ρί]νω

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

αγιοθε
ο̣δρι
τγρη
γορι

Ἁγιοθεοδωρίτου Γρηγορίου

Obverse

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


δεσυ,
γραασμε
λανοσκυ
λινδ..
ν

δεσμεύω γραφὰς μέλανος κυλινδ[ρί]νω

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

αγιοθε
ο̣δρι
τγρη
γορι

Ἁγιοθεοδωρίτου Γρηγορίου

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3854
Diameter 24.0 mm
Previous Editions

Noted in Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 2622.

Translation

δεσμεύω γραφὰς μέλανος κυλινδρίνω Ἁγιοθεοδωρίτου Γρηγορίου.

I lock Gregory Hagiotheodorites' letters of black and enclose them.

Commentary

This is a remarkable inscription in which the seal is made to say that it locks or secures (δεσμεύω) the letters written in black ink (μέλανος) and encloses them (κυλινδρίνω), that is to say by securing the cord wrapped around the rolled up document.