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Tzeniounes (eleventh/twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of Saint Nicholas, with nimbus, blessing with right hand, holding book in left hand. At left : |ΝΙ|Κ, ; at right : Λ|Α|Ο, : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Νικ(ό)λαο(ς). Border of dots.

Reverse

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

ΓΡΦ,
ΣΦΡΓΙΖ,
ι
ΚΕΛ̣ΟΓ,

γραφ(ὰς) σφραγίζ(ω) Τζηνιούνη κὲ λόγ(ους)

Obverse

Bust of Saint Nicholas, with nimbus, blessing with right hand, holding book in left hand. At left : |ΝΙ|Κ, ; at right : Λ|Α|Ο, : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Νικ(ό)λαο(ς). Border of dots.

Reverse

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

ΓΡΦ,
ΣΦΡΓΙΖ,
ι
ΚΕΛ̣ΟΓ,

γραφ(ὰς) σφραγίζ(ω) Τζηνιούνη κὲ λόγ(ους)

Accession number BZS.1977.34.65
Diameter 18.0 mm; field: 13.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 489.

Translation

γραφὰς σφραγίζω Τζηνιούνη κὲ λόγους.

I seal Tzeniounes' words and letters.

Commentary

The unusual name Tzeniounes, otherwise attested, requires confirmation from other seals or documents.