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Peter (tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

A cross mounted on a base of two steps. An X at the transverse bar, and fleurons rising on either side. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of three lines, beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

ΠΕ̣Τ
ΡΟΣΔ
ΛΟΣΧΥ

Πέτρος δοῦλος Χ(ριστο)ῦ

Obverse

A cross mounted on a base of two steps. An X at the transverse bar, and fleurons rising on either side. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of three lines, beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

ΠΕ̣Τ
ΡΟΣΔ
ΛΟΣΧΥ

Πέτρος δοῦλος Χ(ριστο)ῦ

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5335
Diameter 26.0 mm

Translation

Πέτρος δοῦλος Χριστοῦ.

Peter, servant of Christ.

Commentary

The dating of this seal is by no means certain. Inscriptions beginning with a simple cross start to appear in the ninth century and are very common during the tenth. The lettering does not offer criteria by which to assign even a tentative dating.