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The bishop of Alabanda (eleventh century)

Accession Number:
BZS.1958.106.360

Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 60.2.
Laurent, Corpus V/3, no. 1735.

Details

Diameter:
17 mm
Condition:
Blank too small for die. Cracked along channel (obv.).

Obverse

The bishop of Alabanda (eleventh century)

Faint outline of the Virgin holding Christ. No inscription visible. Border of dots.

Reverse

The bishop of Alabanda (eleventh century)

Inscription of five lines, decoration above. Border of dots.

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ΠΑΡΘΕ
ΝΕΣΣΟΝ
ΠΙΣΚΟΠΟ,
ΑΛΑΑΝ
ΔΝ

Παρθένε σῶσον πίσκοπον Ἀλαβάνδων

Translation

Παρθένε σῶσον ἐπίσκοπον Ἀλαβάνδων.

Virgin, preserve the bishop of Alabanda.

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Commentary

It would appear that the epsilon in ἐπίσκοπον was deliberately omitted to preserve a correct dodecasyllabic verse. Cf. BZS 1947.2.150.

 

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