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Beridares, proedros (twelfth century, first half)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3974
Diameter 19 mm
Condition Blank too small for the die; stuck off-center, partially flattened.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, 2190.

Obverse

Bust of St. Nicholas. Sigla: Ν̣Ι|Κ|ΟΛ̣|Α:̣ [Ὁ ἅ(γιος)] Νικόλα[ος]. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Inscription in five lines with a cross above. Indeterminate border.


ΚΕΠΟΙΣ
ΑΕΔΡΟΝ
ΝΕΡ
ΑΡΜ
ΚΑΡ

[σ]κέποι[ς] [(πρό)ε]δρο[ν τὸ]ν Βερ[ιδ]άρην, μ[ά]καρ 

Translation

Σκέποις πρόεδρον τὸν Βεριδάρην, μάκαρ.

Blessèd one, may you protect me, the proedros Beridares.

Commentary

Dodecasyllabic. The reading of the name on this seal is based on its better preserved parallels in the Dumbarton Oaks Collection, listed below. 

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3974
Diameter 19 mm
Condition Blank too small for the die; stuck off-center, partially flattened.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, 2190.

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3974
Diameter 19 mm
Condition Blank too small for the die; stuck off-center, partially flattened.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, 2190.