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Gabriel Tzirithon, judge of Thrace (eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.4243
Diameter 26 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 71.11c.

Obverse

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

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.


ΤΟΥΤΖΙ
ΡΙΘΝΟΣ
ΓΑΡΙΗΛ
ΚΡΙΤΟΥ
ΘΡΑΚΗΣ

Τοῦ Τζιρίθωνος Γαβριὴλ κριτοῦ Θρᾴκης

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.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.4243
Diameter 26 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 71.11c.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1958.106.4243
Diameter 26 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 71.11c.