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Constantine ...demonites, proedros (eleventh/twelfth century)

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1407
Diameter 24 mm
Condition Blank too small for die. Corroded.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 1286.

Obverse

St. Demetrios standing, holding a spear and shield. Inscription: ο|α|γι|ο|σδ̣|η̣.|τ : ὁ ἅγιος Δη[μή]τ[ρ(ιος)]. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of at least five lines. Border of dots.

δημον,
λμαρτυσ
ν̣κ̅νπροε
ρ̣ονσκεπη
.ατριν

...δημον(ίτην) μ(ε)γ(α)λ(ο)μάρτυς [σὸ]ν Κων(σταντῖνον) πρόε[δ]ρον σκέπης [λ]άτριν

Translation

...δημονίτην μεγαλομάρτυς σὸν Κωνσταντῖνον πρόεδρον σκέπης λάτριν.

May you protect, great martyr, your servant Constantine ...demonites, proedros.

Commentary

It appears that the blank was too small for the die and that the top line of the reverse was not engraved. The family name of the owner cannot be restored; all that we know is that the first hemistich of the metrical verse requires three syllables to be complete.

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1407
Diameter 24 mm
Condition Blank too small for die. Corroded.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 1286.