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Theodore (eleventh/twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

Inscription in three lines. Border of dots.


γρα,
..ρα
γιζ

Γραφὰς σφραγίζω

Reverse

Inscription in two lines. Border of dots.

Θεο
δρ

Θεοδώρου

Obverse

Inscription in three lines. Border of dots.


γρα,
..ρα
γιζ

Γραφὰς σφραγίζω

Reverse

Inscription in two lines. Border of dots.

Θεο
δρ

Θεοδώρου

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1607
Diameter 28.0 mm; field: 12.0 mm

Translation

Γραφὰς σφραγίζω Θεοδώρου.

I seal the letters of Theodore.

Commentary

In his unpublished catalogue of the Shaw collection, Laurent restores, Γραφὰς σφραγίζω καὶ λόγους Θεοδώρου, a common dodecasyllabic inscription (see Wassiliou-Seibt, Corpus, no. 381). While it is possible that there was some sort of engraver's error as Laurent alleges, it seems more likely that this inscription is related but separate.