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Gregory doux (eleventh/twelfth century)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.708
Diameter 34 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 2216 (noting the number of false copies made of this particular seal).

Obverse

Bust of St. Theodore holding a spear and shield. Sigla on either side: |θε|ο|δρ|οσ : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Θεόδωρος. Border of dots.

Reverse

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

  
σονγρη
γοριονοι
κετηνσ
σ̣ονλογετον
καλιταισ
μαρτυρος
θεορ

σὸν Γρηγόριον οἰκέτην σῶσον, Λόγε, τὸν δούκα λιταῖς μάρτυρος Θεοδώρου

Translation

σὸν Γρηγόριον οἰκέτην σῶσον, Λόγε, τὸν δούκα λιταῖς μάρτυρος Θεοδώρου.

Divine Logos, preserve your servant, the doux Gregory, through the intercessions of the martyr Theodore.

Commentary

The owner addresses Christ as the Logos.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.708
Diameter 34 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 2216 (noting the number of false copies made of this particular seal).