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Symeon Pediasimos (eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.4524
Diameter 27 mm
Field diameter 25 mm
Condition Partly flattened, with loss of lettering.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1784 (dated to the twelfth century).

Obverse

Inscription of five lines beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

πε
ισιμ
συμεν
̣υσι
Χ̣ν

Πεδιασίμῳ Συμεὼν δυὰς στίχων

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

επι
σΦργισ
μτγρ
φησκει
κο...

ἐπισφράγισμα γραφῆς, οὐκ εικό[νες]

Translation

Πεδιασίμῳ Συμεὼν δυὰς στίχων ἐπισφράγισμα γραφῆς, οὐκ εικόνες.

A pair of verses, not images, put the seal on the letter of Symeon Pediasimos.

Commentary

See Wassiliou-Seibt's commentary on this interesting inscription proclaiming the owner's avoidance of images on his seal. She also notes that the inscription on the reverse falls one syllable short of a dodecasyllabic verse.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.4524
Diameter 27 mm
Field diameter 25 mm
Condition Partly flattened, with loss of lettering.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1784 (dated to the twelfth century).

Accession number BZS.1958.106.4524
Diameter 27 mm
Field diameter 25 mm
Condition Partly flattened, with loss of lettering.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1784 (dated to the twelfth century).

Notes

Accession number BZS.1958.106.4524
Diameter 27 mm
Field diameter 25 mm
Condition Partly flattened, with loss of lettering.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1784 (dated to the twelfth century).

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