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Marianos Libades (?) (eleventh/twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of a saint, here identified as St. Theodore on the basis of the letters Θ and Ρ visible at left and right: Θεόδωρος. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, bottom line indistinct. Border of dots.

αθλο
..ρεφυλ
αττεμα
.ιανολ
....ιν

Ἀθλοφόρε φύλαττε Μαριανὸν Λ ... ιν

Obverse

Bust of a saint, here identified as St. Theodore on the basis of the letters Θ and Ρ visible at left and right: Θεόδωρος. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, bottom line indistinct. Border of dots.

αθλο
..ρεφυλ
αττεμα
.ιανολ
....ιν

Ἀθλοφόρε φύλαττε Μαριανὸν Λ ... ιν

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1405
Diameter 18.0 mm
Previous Editions

Laurent, Bulles métriques, no. 588 (erroneous reading); Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 63.

Translation

Ἀθλοφόρε, φύλαττε Μαριανὸν Λ ... ιν

Champion, protect Marianos ...

Commentary

In her commentary on this seal Wassiliou-Seibt proposes the reconstruction of the family name as Libades.