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Kalamanos (twelfth/thirteenth century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1424
Diameter 31 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 2082 (listing previous editions and discussing the various readings).

Obverse

St. Demetrios standing, dressed in armour and holding his spear and shield. On either side, vertical inscription: Γ|||h|m|hτρ|ο|σ : ὁ ἅγιος Δημήτριος. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Inscription of seven lines, a cross above. Indeterminate border.


σκεπˊσμε
μαρτυσσονλα
τρκαλαμανον
.ραασεκι
ονκαιμα.η
σμοισσυμ
πνεν

σκέποις με, μάρτυς, σὸν λάτρην Καλαμάνον γραφὰς δὲ κλείον καὶ μαχησμοῖς συμπνέων

Translation

σκέποις με, μάρτυς, σὸν λάτρην Καλαμάνον γραφὰς δὲ κλείον καὶ μαχησμοῖς συμπνέων.

Martyr, watch over me, your servant Kalamanos, securing my correspondence and standing by me in battle.

Commentary

The second to last letter in the fourth line of the reverse appears to be a lambda, or perhaps a lambda-epsilon ligature, but this is not certain.

For further references to the family name Kalamanos, of Hungarian origin, see the commentary to Wassiliou-Seibt's entry noted above.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1424
Diameter 31 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 2082 (listing previous editions and discussing the various readings).

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1424
Diameter 31 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 2082 (listing previous editions and discussing the various readings).

Notes

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1424
Diameter 31 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 2082 (listing previous editions and discussing the various readings).

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