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Gabriel Tzirithon, judge of Thrace (eleventh century)

Accession Number:
BZS.1958.106.1514

Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 71.11b.

Details

Diameter:
23 mm

Obverse

Gabriel Tzirithon, judge of Thrace (eleventh century)

St. George standing, holding spear, his left hand set on shield resting on the ground. Vertical inscription: Ο|Α|Γ|Ι|Ο|ΣΓ|Ε|Ρ|ΓΙ|Ο,: Ὁ ἅγιος Γεώργιος. Border of dots.

Reverse

Gabriel Tzirithon, judge of Thrace (eleventh century)

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

ΤΟΥ...
ΡΙΘΝ..
ΓΑΡΙΗ.
ΚΡΙΤΟ.
ΘΡΑΚ..

Τοῦ Τζιρίθωνος Γαβριὴλ κριτο Θρᾴκης

Translation

Τοῦ Τζιρίθωνος Γαβριὴλ κριτοῦ Θρᾴκης.

(Seal of) Gabriel Tzirithon, judge of Thrace.

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Commentary

This is one of two specimens from the same boulloterion and so it has been edited jointly: see also BZS 1958.106.4243.

The inscription is a twelve-syllable verse. Laurent, Bulles métriques, no. 530, republished, with corrections, a seal previously edited by Schlumberger: τοῦ Τζιρίθωνος Γαβριὴλ κριτοῦ σφραγίς. One suspects that the reading of the final word should be emended to Θρᾴκης. Gabriel Tzirithon, a dishypatos, was judge of Thrace shortly before 1075: Catalogue des mss. alchimiques grecs 6 (1928) 196. Members of this family are listed by Laurent in EO 30 (1931) 476-77; cf. Hellenika 9 (1936) 21-25.

 

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