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Gabriel Tzirithon, judge of Thrace (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

St. George standing, holding spear, his left hand set on shield resting on the ground. Vertical inscription visible: Ρ|ΓΙ|Ο,: Ὁ ἅγιος Γεώργιος. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

ΤΟΥ...
ΡΙΘΝ..
ΓΑΡΙΗ.
ΚΡΙΤΟ.
ΘΡΑΚ..

Τοῦ Τζιρίθωνος Γαβριὴλ κριτο Θρᾴκης

Obverse

St. George standing, holding spear, his left hand set on shield resting on the ground. Vertical inscription visible: Ρ|ΓΙ|Ο,: Ὁ ἅγιος Γεώργιος. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

ΤΟΥ...
ΡΙΘΝ..
ΓΑΡΙΗ.
ΚΡΙΤΟ.
ΘΡΑΚ..

Τοῦ Τζιρίθωνος Γαβριὴλ κριτο Θρᾴκης

Accession number BZS.1958.106.3864
Diameter 20.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 71.11a.

Translation

Τοῦ Τζιρίθωνος Γαβριὴλ κριτοῦ Θρᾴκης.

(Seal of) Gabriel Tzirithon, judge of Thrace.

Commentary

The inscription is a twelve-syllable verse. Laurent, Bulles métriques, no. 530, republished, with corrections, a seal previously edited by Schlumberger: τοῦ Τζιρίθωνος Γαβριὴλ κριτοῦ σφραγίς. One suspects that the reading of the final word should be emended to Θρᾴκης. Gabriel Tzirithon, a dishypatos, was judge of Thrace shortly before 1075: Catalogue des mss. alchimiques grecs 6 (1928) 196. Members of this family are listed by Laurent in EO 30 (1931) 476-77; cf. Hellenika 9 (1936) 21-25.