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Romanos Skleros (twelfth/thirteenth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St. Theodore holding a spear and shield. Sigla on either side: |θ|ε|ο||ρος : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Θεόδωρος. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

σκλη
.σφρα
.ισμοιρ
μ̣ανρα
.η..σ̣

Σκλη[ρ]ῷ σφρα[γ]ίς μοι ᾽Ρωμανῷ στρα[τ]ηλά[τη]ς

Obverse

Bust of St. Theodore holding a spear and shield. Sigla on either side: |θ|ε|ο||ρος : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Θεόδωρος. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

σκλη
.σφρα
.ισμοιρ
μ̣ανρα
.η..σ̣

Σκλη[ρ]ῷ σφρα[γ]ίς μοι ᾽Ρωμανῷ στρα[τ]ηλά[τη]ς

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1271
Diameter 24.0 mm; field: 16.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 2209 (discussing the various dates and identifications proposed for this seal).

Translation

Σκληρῷ σφραγίς μοι ᾽Ρωμανῷ στρατηλάτης.

The stratelates is the seal to me, Romanos Skleros.

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