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Stephen (eleventh/twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of Saint Stephen holding the martyr's cross in his right hand, a censer in his left. Details indistinct. Inscription preserved at right : Ν|Ο|Σ : [ὁ ἅ(γιος) Στέφ]ανος. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

ΟΠΡ
ΤΟΜΑΡ̣ΤΥΣ
ΤΟΝΟΜΝ.
ΜΟΝΣΚΕ
ΠΟΙΣ

ο πρωτομάρτυς τὸν ὁμών[υ]μον σκέποις

Obverse

Bust of Saint Stephen holding the martyr's cross in his right hand, a censer in his left. Details indistinct. Inscription preserved at right : Ν|Ο|Σ : [ὁ ἅ(γιος) Στέφ]ανος. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

ΟΠΡ
ΤΟΜΑΡ̣ΤΥΣ
ΤΟΝΟΜΝ.
ΜΟΝΣΚΕ
ΠΟΙΣ

ο πρωτομάρτυς τὸν ὁμών[υ]μον σκέποις

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2114
Diameter 18.0 mm

Translation

ο πρωτομάρτυς τὸν μώνυμον σκέποις.

O first of the martyrs, may you help your servant of the same name. 

Commentary

See the similar inscription published by Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1566.