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Pantaleon monk (eleventh century)

Accession Number:
BZS.1958.106.969

Details

Diameter:
19 mm
Field:
14 mm

Obverse

Pantaleon monk (eleventh century)

Bust of St. Panteleïmon. Inscription: Ο|Π|ΑΝ|ΤΕΛ|ΕΗ|Μ,: ὁ ἅγιος Παντελεήμων. Border of dots.

Reverse

Pantaleon monk (eleventh century)

Inscription in six lines with decoration above. Border of dots.

·
αγιε
οηθει
τσ,
παντο
λεοντ
Α

Ἅγιε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Παντολέοντι μοναχ

Translation

Ἅγιε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Παντολέοντι μοναχῷ.

Holy one, help your servant, the monk Pantaleon.

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Commentary

As St. Panteleïmon's name before his conversion to Christianity was Pantaleon, the seal owner is invoking his name-saint on this seal.

 

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