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Gregory (man of the metropolitan of) Nicaea (eleventh/twelfth century)

Accession Number:
BZS.1958.106.1815

Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 105.1.

Details

Diameter:
19 mm

Obverse

Gregory (man of the metropolitan of) Nicaea (eleventh/twelfth century)

Bust of St. Gregory the Theologian blessing with his right hand and holding Gospels in his left. On either side the inscription: ο|γ|ρη|γ,θε|ο|λο|γ,: Ὁ (ἅγιος) Γρηγ(όριος) [ὁ] Θεολόγ(ος). Border of dots.

Reverse

Gregory (man of the metropolitan of) Nicaea (eleventh/twelfth century)

Inscription of five lines Border of dots.

γρη
γοριου
σφραγισμ,
ττνι
καιασ

Γρηγορίου σφράγισμ(α) τοῦ τοῦ Νικαίας

Translation

Γρηγορίου σφράγισμα τοῦ τοῦ Νικαίας.

Seal of Gregory, (man of the metropolitan) of Nicaea.

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Commentary

Twelve-syllable verse.

The final letter of the penultimate line on the reverse could also be an eta: Νηκαίας.

 

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