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(Seal of) Germia (seventh century)

Accession Number:
BZS.1958.106.3150

Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 5.2.
Laurent, Corpus V/3, no. 1811.
Zacos-Veglery, no. 1250.

Details

Diameter:
26 mm

Obverse

(Seal of) Germia (seventh century)

Archangel standing frontally, holding a long cross in his right hand. Wreath border.

Reverse

(Seal of) Germia (seventh century)

Inscription of three lines. Wreath border.

.ω.
γερμι
ων

Τν Γερμίων

Translation

Τῶν Γερμίων.

(Seal) of (the church) of Germia.

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Commentary

Laurent read the first line of the reverse as ΑΓ ,... : Ἁγίας Ἐκκλησίας and dated the seal to the sixth century.; Zacos and Veglery read the line as .ΩΝ : Τῶν and dated the seal to the eighth. As the latter authors have stressed, the seal may well have belonged to the church of Germia, since it represents its patron saint.

 

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