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Beridares proedros (twelfth century, first half)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St Nicholas. Traces of epigraphy at right: Λ|Α|Ο|.: [ὁ ἅ(γιος) Νικό]λαο[ς]. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

ΣΚΕΠΟΙ̣.
ΑΕΡΟΝ̣
ΤΟΝΕΡ.
ΑΡΜ̣
ΑΚΑΡ

σκέποι[ς] (πρό)εδρον τὸν Βερ[ι]δάρην, μάκαρ

Obverse

Bust of St Nicholas. Traces of epigraphy at right: Λ|Α|Ο|.: [ὁ ἅ(γιος) Νικό]λαο[ς]. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

ΣΚΕΠΟΙ̣.
ΑΕΡΟΝ̣
ΤΟΝΕΡ.
ΑΡΜ̣
ΑΚΑΡ

σκέποι[ς] (πρό)εδρον τὸν Βερ[ι]δάρην, μάκαρ

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2889
Diameter 22.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 2190.

Translation

σκέποις πρόεδρον τὸν Βεριδάρην, μάκαρ.

Blessed one, may you protect the proedros Beridares.

Commentary

It is possible that the owner's Christian name was Leo, as Wassiliou-Seibt notes from other seals bearing that name.