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Gregory Antiochos (twelfth century, second half)

 
 

Obverse

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


γρη̣.ο̣ρ̣.
σφρσ̣
μγρμμ
τνφε
ρ

Γρη[γ]ορ[ί]ου σφράγισμα γραμμάτων φέρω

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, a decoration below. Border of dots.

ρι
ζησφυ
ε̣ντοσν
τIοχη
τροθεν


ῥίζης φυέντος Ἀντιόχων μητρόθεν

Obverse

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


γρη̣.ο̣ρ̣.
σφρσ̣
μγρμμ
τνφε
ρ

Γρη[γ]ορ[ί]ου σφράγισμα γραμμάτων φέρω

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, a decoration below. Border of dots.

ρι
ζησφυ
ε̣ντοσν
τIοχη
τροθεν


ῥίζης φυέντος Ἀντιόχων μητρόθεν

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2228
Diameter 26.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 589 (noting editions by Pancenko and Laurent which offer mistaken readings).

Translation

Γρηγορίου σφράγισμα γραμμάτων φέρω ῥίζης φυέντος Ἀντιόχων μητρόθεν.

I bear the seal of the letters of Gregory who derives from the Antiochoi on his mother's side.

Commentary

This is the seal of the well-known rhetor Gregorios Antiochos whose career flourished in the middle decades of the twelfth century; see Marina Loukaki, Grégoire Antiochos. Eloge du Patriarche Basile Kamatèros. Paris: CNRB, 1996, 3-5.