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George metropolitan of Antioch (of Pisidia) and protosynkellos (eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5190
Diameter 21 mm
Condition Crack along channel (rev.).
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 89.2; Laurent, Corpus V/3, no. 1741. See also Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 246.

Obverse

Inscription of four lines preceded and followed by a cross between horizontal bars. Border of dots.

 
γεργι
ονπροε
δροναντι
οχειασ

Γεώργιον πρόεδρον Ἀντιοχείας

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, cross between horizontal bars below.

Α
συγκελ
λον..νλα
τρ...τερ
σκεποισ
+

πρωτοσύγκελλον σὸν λάτρην, Σῶτερ, σκέποις

Translation

Γεώργιον πρόεδρον Ἀντιοχείας πρωτοσύγκελλον σὸν λάτρην, Σῶτερ, σκέποις.

Savior, may you watch over your servant George, metropolitan of Antioch and protosynkellos.

Commentary

Two twelve-syllable verses. Laurent read Λόγε instead of Σώτερ. He rightly identified the owner of the present seal with George of Antioch, first attested in 1079 (without any honorific title) and again in March 1082, when he was already protoproedros of the protosynkelloi (J. Gouillard, in Byzantion 29-20 [1959-69] 31; J. Gouillard, in TM [1985] 141). Our specimen was engraved between these two dates.

On Pisidia of Antioch, see the commentary to BZS 1958.106.155.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5190
Diameter 21 mm
Condition Crack along channel (rev.).
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 89.2; Laurent, Corpus V/3, no. 1741. See also Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 246.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5190
Diameter 21 mm
Condition Crack along channel (rev.).
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 89.2; Laurent, Corpus V/3, no. 1741. See also Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 246.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5190
Diameter 21 mm
Condition Crack along channel (rev.).
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 89.2; Laurent, Corpus V/3, no. 1741. See also Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 246.

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