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Arabic seal (tenth/eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4573
Diameter 22 mm

Obverse

Bust of St. Demetrios; details obscure. Inscription visible at right: μ|η|τρ : [ὁ ἅ(γιος) Δη]μήτρ(ιος). Border of dots.

Reverse

Badly effaced Arabic inscription in three lines. Incuse border.

. . . دو . . .

Translation

Uncertain.

Commentary

The inscription is much too effaced to be legible; however, it is almost certainly Arabic, as can be seen in the two letters still visible in the top line.