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George Manganes, nobelissimos (twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

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

...μην
γενοσκαι
κλησινησ
φραγισ
φερει

[γνώ]μην, γένος καὶ κλῆσιν ἡ σφραγὶς φέρει

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

ν..
λλισιμο.
μαγγανη̣
γεργι
ου

νω[βε]λλισίμο[υ] Μαγγάνη Γεωργίου

Obverse

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

...μην
γενοσκαι
κλησινησ
φραγισ
φερει

[γνώ]μην, γένος καὶ κλῆσιν ἡ σφραγὶς φέρει

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

ν..
λλισιμο.
μαγγανη̣
γεργι
ου

νω[βε]λλισίμο[υ] Μαγγάνη Γεωργίου

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1916
Diameter 30.0 mm
Previous Editions

This specimen should be added to the corpus of metrical seals compiled by Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden.

Translation

γνώμην, γένος καὶ κλῆσιν ἡ σφραγὶς φέρει νωβελλισίμου Μαγγάνη Γεωργίου.

The seal carries the reputation, family, and name of the nobelissimos George Manganes.

Commentary

The inscription consists of two twelve-syllable verses.