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Anonymous (eleventh/twelfth century?)

 
 

Obverse

A gryphon. A border of pellets enclosed by concentric circles of dots.

Reverse

A god, most likely Poseidon, riding a sea creature. He holds a trident in his right hand, and pours water from a jar held in his left hand. Border of pellets enclosed within concentric circles of dots.

Obverse

A gryphon. A border of pellets enclosed by concentric circles of dots.

Reverse

A god, most likely Poseidon, riding a sea creature. He holds a trident in his right hand, and pours water from a jar held in his left hand. Border of pellets enclosed within concentric circles of dots.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1860
Diameter 25.0 mm; field: 23.0 mm

Commentary

The image on the reverse suggests that this remarkable seal may have been struck by the count of the waters (κόμης ὑδάτων).