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N. patrikios, gerotrophos (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Inscription in four lines (first line is effaced). Indeterminate border.

ΣΦΡΑΓ
ΓΗΡΟΤΡ
ΦΟΝ

. . . ἡ σφραγὶς γηροτρόφον

Reverse

Inscription in four lines (first line is effaced). Indeterminate border.

ΠΑΤΡΙΚ
ΟΝΓΡΑ
ΦΕΙ

. . . καὶ πατρίκιον γράφει

Obverse

Inscription in four lines (first line is effaced). Indeterminate border.

ΣΦΡΑΓ
ΓΗΡΟΤΡ
ΦΟΝ

. . . ἡ σφραγὶς γηροτρόφον

Reverse

Inscription in four lines (first line is effaced). Indeterminate border.

ΠΑΤΡΙΚ
ΟΝΓΡΑ
ΦΕΙ

. . . καὶ πατρίκιον γράφει

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2440
Diameter 28.0 mm

Translation

. . . ἡ σφραγὶς γηροτρόφον . . . καὶ πατρίκιον γράφει

The seal inscribes N. . . gerotrophos ... and patrikios.

Commentary

The inscription seems to have been composed of two dodecasyllabic verses, of which two seven-syllable hemistichs can be read.