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Stephanos (metropolitan) of Kyzikos (twelfth century)

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1211
Diameter 21 mm
Field diameter 18 mm
Condition Corroded
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 53.9; Laurent, Corpus, V/1, no. 357. Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1557 (reading the placename as Lizikos).

Obverse

The Virgin seated on a throne (indistinct) holding Christ on her lap; his right hand is raised in blessing. On either side the sigla (barely visible): ΘY: Μήτ(ηρ) Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

Ο
ΚΥΖΙΚ
ΕΦΑΝΟΣ

ΣΠΔΗΜΕ
ΓΡΑΦΙ

Ὁ Κυζίκου Στέφανος σπουδῇ με γράφι

Translation

Ὁ Κυζίκου Στέφανος σπουδῇ με γράφι.

The (metropolitan) of Kyzikos, Stephen, has had me inscribed with care.

Commentary

Dodecasyllabic. We disagree with the thirteenth-century date proposed by Laurent; on the basis of the epigraphy, we place this specimen a century earlier (note the endings of the oblique bars of Κ and the ligature on line 4).

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1211
Diameter 21 mm
Field diameter 18 mm
Condition Corroded
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 53.9; Laurent, Corpus, V/1, no. 357. Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1557 (reading the placename as Lizikos).

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1211
Diameter 21 mm
Field diameter 18 mm
Condition Corroded
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 53.9; Laurent, Corpus, V/1, no. 357. Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1557 (reading the placename as Lizikos).

Notes

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1211
Diameter 21 mm
Field diameter 18 mm
Condition Corroded
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 53.9; Laurent, Corpus, V/1, no. 357. Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1557 (reading the placename as Lizikos).

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