You are here:Home/Resources/ Byzantine Seals/ Search the Catalogue/ Theodore (eleventh/twelfth century)

Theodore (eleventh/twelfth century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1529
Diameter 17 mm
Condition Blank too small for die, with loss of lettering on one side. The reading has been confirmed with reference to the parallel cited in this entry.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 289.

Obverse

Bust of St. George holding a spear over his right shoulder and a shield with his left hand. Epigraphy on either side: |γ|ε|ρ|γ,: ὁ ἅ(γιος) Γεώργ(ιος). Border of dots.

Reverse

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

γιν
σαφη.
ραγιδ
θεοδ

γίνου [σὺ] σαφὴ[(ς) σφ]ραγῖδ[α] Θεοδ[(ώ)ρ(ῳ)]

Translation

γίνου σὺ σαφὴς σφραγῖδα Θεοδώρῳ.

Be it clear that you seal this for Theodore.

Commentary

Note the form σφραγῖδα used here in the nominative, echoing popular usage.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1529
Diameter 17 mm
Condition Blank too small for die, with loss of lettering on one side. The reading has been confirmed with reference to the parallel cited in this entry.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 289.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1529
Diameter 17 mm
Condition Blank too small for die, with loss of lettering on one side. The reading has been confirmed with reference to the parallel cited in this entry.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 289.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1529
Diameter 17 mm
Condition Blank too small for die, with loss of lettering on one side. The reading has been confirmed with reference to the parallel cited in this entry.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 289.

Parallels

Related Content