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Kyriakos notarios (eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.83
Diameter 24 mm
Field diameter 14 mm
Condition Blank on one side.


Blank. Faint traces of lettering on the right and along the lower left circumference (likely the remains of an earlier strike that imprinted an image and a circular inscription consisting of an invocation).


Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

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Θ(εοτό)κε βοήθει Κυριακῷ νοταρίῳ


Θεοτόκε βοήθει Κυριακῷ νοταρίῳ.

Mother of God, help Kyriakos, notarios.


This seal is strange in that it appears to have been re-used and struck only on the reverse. The remains of an earlier strike can be discerned along the circumference but are too poorly preserved to be read.