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The Great Church (eighth century)

 
 

Obverse

Cruciform monogram: σφραγίδα; in the quarters: ΦΕ|Ρ : φέρω. Wreath border.

Σφραγίδα φέρω

Reverse

Inscription of three lines. Wreath border.

τησ
μεγεκ
κλησ/

τῆς Μεγ(άλης) 'Εκκλησ(ίας)

Obverse

Cruciform monogram: σφραγίδα; in the quarters: ΦΕ|Ρ : φέρω. Wreath border.

Σφραγίδα φέρω

Reverse

Inscription of three lines. Wreath border.

τησ
μεγεκ
κλησ/

τῆς Μεγ(άλης) 'Εκκλησ(ίας)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.320
Diameter 27.0 mm; field: 25.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 42.26; Zacos–Veglery, no. 345; Laurent, Corpus 5.3: no. 1893.

Translation

Σφραγίδα φέρω τῆς Μεγάλης 'Εκκλησίας.

I bear the seal of the Great Church.

Bibliography

  • Catalogue of Byzantine Seals at Dumbarton Oaks and in the Fogg Museum of Art, Volume 5: The East (continued), Constantinople and Environs, Unknown Locations, Addenda, Uncertain Readings (Open in Zotero)
  • Byzantine Lead Seals, Vol. 1 (Open in Zotero)
  • Le Corpus des sceaux de l’empire byzantin (Open in Zotero)