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Anonymous (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St Basil holding the book. Sigla on either side: |||σ,λ|ει|ο : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Βασ(ί)λειο(ς). Border of dots.

Reverse

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

σφ,
γισειμι
τηνγραφ,
γνθη
λεπ,

οὗ σφ(ρα)γίς εἰμι τὴν γραφ(ὴν) γνῶθη βλέπ(ων)

Obverse

Bust of St Basil holding the book. Sigla on either side: |||σ,λ|ει|ο : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Βασ(ί)λειο(ς). Border of dots.

Reverse

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

σφ,
γισειμι
τηνγραφ,
γνθη
λεπ,

οὗ σφ(ρα)γίς εἰμι τὴν γραφ(ὴν) γνῶθη βλέπ(ων)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.3523
Diameter 17.0 mm; field: 13.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1709.

Translation

οὗ σφραγίς εἰμι τὴν γραφὴν γνῶθη βλέπων.

Know whose seal I am by looking at the letter.