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Theodore (eleventh/twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St. George holding a spear over his right shoulder and a shield with his left hand. Epigraphy on either side: |γ|ε|ρ|γ,: ὁ ἅ(γιος) Γεώργ(ιος). Border of dots.

Reverse

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

γιν
σαφη.
ραγιδ
θεοδ

γίνου [σὺ] σαφὴ[(ς) σφ]ραγῖδ[α] Θεοδ[(ώ)ρ(ῳ)]

Obverse

Bust of St. George holding a spear over his right shoulder and a shield with his left hand. Epigraphy on either side: |γ|ε|ρ|γ,: ὁ ἅ(γιος) Γεώργ(ιος). Border of dots.

Reverse

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

γιν
σαφη.
ραγιδ
θεοδ

γίνου [σὺ] σαφὴ[(ς) σφ]ραγῖδ[α] Θεοδ[(ώ)ρ(ῳ)]

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1529
Diameter 17.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 289.

Translation

γίνου σὺ σαφὴς σφραγῖδα Θεοδώρῳ.

Be it clear that you seal this for Theodore.

Commentary

Note the form σφραγῖδα used here in the nominative, echoing popular usage.