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Epiphanios Artavasdos, vestiarios (eleventh/twelfth century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.959
Diameter 25 mm
Condition Blank too small for die.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 793.

Obverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

π̣ι̣νι
σργισ
ερτ
σδν

[Ἐ]πιφανί[ου] σφραγὶς ἐξ Ἀρταβάσδων

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, top line only partially preserved. Border of dots.

ε̣γ̣
λ̣πι
νουστε
ει
ριου

[μ]εγαλεπιφανοῦς τε βεστιαρίου

Translation

Ἐπιφανίου σφραγὶς ἐξ Ἀρταβάσδων μεγαλεπιφανοῦς τε βεστιαρίου.

Seal of Epiphanios, of the Artavasdos family and highly distinguished vestiarios.

Commentary

The metrical inscription sets the owner's name Epiphanios ("distinguished") against the adjective megalepiphanes ("highly distinguished") used to glorify his rather lowly rank of vestiarios.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.959
Diameter 25 mm
Condition Blank too small for die.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 793.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.959
Diameter 25 mm
Condition Blank too small for die.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 793.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1958.106.959
Diameter 25 mm
Condition Blank too small for die.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 793.

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