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Constantine Strongyles, praipositos (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St. Nicholas holding the book and offering a blessing. Epigraphy on either side: |ν|ικ|ο|λ : ὁ ἅγιος Νικόλ(αος). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

κ̅ν̅
σκεπ,με
πραιποσι
τονστρο
γγυλ,

Κων(σταντῖνον) σκέπ(οις) με πραιπόσιτον Στρογγύλ(ην)

Obverse

Bust of St. Nicholas holding the book and offering a blessing. Epigraphy on either side: |ν|ικ|ο|λ : ὁ ἅγιος Νικόλ(αος). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

κ̅ν̅
σκεπ,με
πραιποσι
τονστρο
γγυλ,

Κων(σταντῖνον) σκέπ(οις) με πραιπόσιτον Στρογγύλ(ην)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2549
Diameter 17.0 mm; field: 15.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 1200.

Translation

Κωνσταντῖνον σκέποις με πραιπόσιτον Στρογγύλην.

May you protect me, the praipositos Constantine Strongyles.

Commentary

The inscription consists of two seven-syllable hemistichs.