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Anonymous (eleventh/twelfth century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1214
Diameter 23 mm
Condition Corroded, with loss of lettering on the reverse. The inscription has been restored with reference to the related specimens cited in this entry.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 2266b.

Obverse

A Latin cross. Letters in the four quarters: νκ|φ̣ρ : ν(ι)κ(η)φ(ό)ρ(ος) (either the owner's name, Nikephoros, or an epithet of the Cross, "bringer of victory.")

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

ροσ
σραγισ
μουκαιφυ
λακηκαι̣
σκεπη

στ(αυ)ρὸς σφραγὶς μου καὶ φυλακὴ καὶ σκέπη

Translation

σταυρὸς σφραγὶς μου καὶ φυλακὴ καὶ σκέπη.

The Cross is my seal, my protection and my shelter.

Commentary

Wassiliou-Seibt took the letters in the lower quarters of the obverse to be Φ and Ρ (which we follow); but the poor state of preservation does not allow for a conclusive reading. Cf. the related specimens BZS.1951.31.5.367 and 1958.106.2835, on which the letters form an epithet for the Cross.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1214
Diameter 23 mm
Condition Corroded, with loss of lettering on the reverse. The inscription has been restored with reference to the related specimens cited in this entry.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 2266b.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1214
Diameter 23 mm
Condition Corroded, with loss of lettering on the reverse. The inscription has been restored with reference to the related specimens cited in this entry.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 2266b.