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Stephen (eleventh/twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of Saint Stephen holding the martyr's cross in his right hand and a censer in his left. Inscription : ̣|Ε|Φ |Ν|Ο|Σ : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Στέφ(α)νος. Border of dots.

Reverse

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

ΟΠΡ
ΤΟΜΑΡΤΥΣ
ΤΟΝΟΜΝΥ
ΜΟΝΣΚΕ
ΠΟΙΣ

ο πρωτομάρτυς τὸν μώνυμον σκέποις

Obverse

Bust of Saint Stephen holding the martyr's cross in his right hand and a censer in his left. Inscription : ̣|Ε|Φ |Ν|Ο|Σ : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Στέφ(α)νος. Border of dots.

Reverse

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

ΟΠΡ
ΤΟΜΑΡΤΥΣ
ΤΟΝΟΜΝΥ
ΜΟΝΣΚΕ
ΠΟΙΣ

ο πρωτομάρτυς τὸν μώνυμον σκέποις

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5376
Diameter 16.0 mm

Translation

ο πρωτομάρτυς τὸν μώνυμον σκέποις.

O first of the martyrs, may you help your servant of the same name. 

Commentary

See the similar inscription published by Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1566.