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Isaac Philokales (twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St Basil holding the Gospel and offering a blessing. Sigla on either side: ||σ|ι|λει|ο, : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Βασίλειο(ς). Border of dots.

Reverse

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


σργισ
ισκι
τυλο
κλ

σφραγὶς Ἰσαακίῳ τῷ Φυλοκάλῳ

Obverse

Bust of St Basil holding the Gospel and offering a blessing. Sigla on either side: ||σ|ι|λει|ο, : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Βασίλειο(ς). Border of dots.

Reverse

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


σργισ
ισκι
τυλο
κλ

σφραγὶς Ἰσαακίῳ τῷ Φυλοκάλῳ

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1074
Diameter 20.0 mm; field: 18.0 mm

Translation

σφραγὶς Ἰσαακίῳ τῷ Φυλοκάλῳ.

Seal of Isaac Philokales.

Commentary

One would expect the owner's name to be given in the genitive case, rather than in the dative as it is rendered on this seal.