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Anonymous (eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1238
Diameter 30 mm
Field diameter 11 mm
Condition Overstruck.
Previous Editions

J.W. Nesbitt, "Overstruck seals in the Dumbarton Oaks collection: reused or counterstamped?" SBS 2 (1990), no. 3; see also Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1568a.

Obverse

Inscription of three lines, a cross above. Border of dots.


οσοι
πεποι
θσ

ὁ σοὶ πεποιθὼς

Reverse

Inscription of three lines, decorations above and below. Border of dots.

  
πανκα
τορθοι
χ̅ε̅μ
  

πᾶν κατορθοῖ, Χ(ριστ)έ μου

Translation

ὁ σοὶ πεποιθὼς πᾶν κατορθοῖ, Χριστέ μου.

The man who puts his faith in You does all things rightly, O my Christ.

Commentary

The remains of a previous strike are visible around the small anonymous inscription struck over it in the center (note that the relationship of the dies was 180 degrees). On the obverse, traces of a five-line inscription: στε|..|α.|α...α|για . On the reverse, traces of another five-line inscription: δυ.εν|γρ.....ν|.ι...|π....τ.|.γραφ . The remains are too piecemeal to be reconstituted but as a whole the inscription appears to have been composed of two twelve-syllable verses.

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1238
Diameter 30 mm
Field diameter 11 mm
Condition Overstruck.
Previous Editions

J.W. Nesbitt, "Overstruck seals in the Dumbarton Oaks collection: reused or counterstamped?" SBS 2 (1990), no. 3; see also Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1568a.

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1238
Diameter 30 mm
Field diameter 11 mm
Condition Overstruck.
Previous Editions

J.W. Nesbitt, "Overstruck seals in the Dumbarton Oaks collection: reused or counterstamped?" SBS 2 (1990), no. 3; see also Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1568a.