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Elias Bourtzes (twelfth century, second half)

 
 

Obverse

The prophet Elias (Elijah) standing, his right hand upraised, and holding an open scroll in his left hand. On either side, epigraphy: ο|π|ρο|Φη|τ|η|ση|λι|α|σ : ὁ προφήτης Ηλίας. Border of dots.

Reverse

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

μ
κρηλιου
σερ
τηνηλι
ν

μάκαρ Ἠλιοῦ, σῷζε Βούρτζην Ἠλίαν

Obverse

The prophet Elias (Elijah) standing, his right hand upraised, and holding an open scroll in his left hand. On either side, epigraphy: ο|π|ρο|Φη|τ|η|ση|λι|α|σ : ὁ προφήτης Ηλίας. Border of dots.

Reverse

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

μ
κρηλιου
σερ
τηνηλι
ν

μάκαρ Ἠλιοῦ, σῷζε Βούρτζην Ἠλίαν

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5690
Diameter 27.0 mm; field: 23.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cheynet, Société, no. 32; cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 1343.

Translation

μάκαρ Ἠλιοῦ, σῷζε Βούρτζην Ἠλίαν.

Blessèd Elias, preserve Elias Bourtzes.

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