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Pantaleon monk (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St. Panteleïmon. Inscription: Ο|Π|ΑΝ|ΤΕΛ|ΕΗ|Μ,: ὁ ἅγιος Παντελεήμων. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription in six lines with decoration above. Border of dots.

·
αγιε
οηθει
τσ,
παντο
λεοντ
Α

Ἅγιε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Παντολέοντι μοναχ

Obverse

Bust of St. Panteleïmon. Inscription: Ο|Π|ΑΝ|ΤΕΛ|ΕΗ|Μ,: ὁ ἅγιος Παντελεήμων. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription in six lines with decoration above. Border of dots.

·
αγιε
οηθει
τσ,
παντο
λεοντ
Α

Ἅγιε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Παντολέοντι μοναχ

Accession number BZS.1958.106.969
Diameter 19.0 mm; field: 14.0 mm

Translation

Ἅγιε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Παντολέοντι μοναχῷ.

Holy one, help your servant, the monk Pantaleon.

Commentary

As St. Panteleïmon's name before his conversion to Christianity was Pantaleon, the seal owner is invoking his name-saint on this seal.