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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: |γ|ε|ρ|γ, : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Γεώργ(ιος). Border of dots.

Reverse

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

  
γινσυ
σαφησφ̣
ραγιδα
θεοδρ

γίνου σὺ σαφὴ(ς) σφραγῖδα Θεοδ(ώ)ρ(ῳ)

Obverse

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

Reverse

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

  
γινσυ
σαφησφ̣
ραγιδα
θεοδρ

γίνου σὺ σαφὴ(ς) σφραγῖδα Θεοδ(ώ)ρ(ῳ)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.3143
Diameter 20.0 mm; field: 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 that σφραγῖδα here appears to be a form of σφραγὶς in popular speech.