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N. Pekoules, judge and koiaistor (eleventh/twelfth century)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4040
Diameter 28 mm
Field diameter 22 mm

Obverse

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


tiσρ
γ,ενγρα
σιει
κνυσι
λεγε

τὶ σφραγ(ὶς) ἐν γράμμασι δείκνυσι, λέγε

Reverse

Inscription of six lines. Border of dots.

κρι
τηνπε
κ
λκοι
ιρ
προγρ

ει

κριτὴν Πεκούλην κοιαίστωρα προγράφει

Translation

τὶ σφραγὶς ἐν γράμμασι δείκνυσι, λέγε. κριτὴν Πεκούλην κοιαίστωρα προγράφει.

Read what the seal shows in its lettering. It announces the judge and koiaistor Pekoules.

Commentary

A very interesting metrical asking and answering the question of the owner's identity. Note the unusual ligature combining ΗΝΚ in the third line of the reverse.