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The monastery ton Armeneson (seventh/eighth century)

Accession Number:
BZS.1958.106.2667

Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 68.1; Laurent, Corpus 5.3: no. 1899 (with misreading; dated eighth/ninth century); Zacos–Veglery, no. 945 (dated seventh).

Details

Diameter:
27 mm
Field:
20 mm

Obverse

The monastery ton Armeneson (seventh/eighth century)

Inscription of three lines. Border of dots.

Μ
ονη
σ

Μονῆς

Reverse

The monastery ton Armeneson (seventh/eighth century)

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

τ
νρμ
ενησ
ν 

τῶν Ἀρμενησῶν

Translation

Μονῆς τῶν Ἀρμενησῶν.

(Seal of) the monastery ton Armeneson.

Audio

Commentary

The identification of this monastery τῶν Ἀρμενησῶν is unclear. Lines 3 and 4 (reverse): mistakenly read by Laurent and transcribed as "τῶν Ἀρμενι(α)κῶν." Seibt (BSl 36 [1975]: 211) suggests that the seal may refer to a μονὴ τῶν Ἀρμενισ(σ)ῶν, a monastery of Armenian nuns.

 

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