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Stylianos Berges (eleventh century, second half)

 
 

Obverse

St. George (on the left) and St. Theodore standing, holding spears and shields. Details indistinct. Traces of an inscription visible at left: ε||ρ : [ὁ ἅ(γιος) Γ]εώρ[γ(ιος)]. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines. Border of dots.

..̣φ̣̣σ̣
φργι
λ̣ογκεκρυμ
ντστυλι
τεργη
κλημεν̣

[γρ]αφὰς [σ]φραγίζω [(καὶ)] λόγ(ους) κεκρυμ(μ)[έ]ν(ους) τοῦ Στυλι[άν]ου τοῦ Βεργῆ [κε]κλημ(μ)έν(ου)

Obverse

St. George (on the left) and St. Theodore standing, holding spears and shields. Details indistinct. Traces of an inscription visible at left: ε||ρ : [ὁ ἅ(γιος) Γ]εώρ[γ(ιος)]. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines. Border of dots.

..̣φ̣̣σ̣
φργι
λ̣ογκεκρυμ
ντστυλι
τεργη
κλημεν̣

[γρ]αφὰς [σ]φραγίζω [(καὶ)] λόγ(ους) κεκρυμ(μ)[έ]ν(ους) τοῦ Στυλι[άν]ου τοῦ Βεργῆ [κε]κλημ(μ)έν(ου)

Accession number BZS.1947.2.342
Diameter 26.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 388.

Translation

γραφὰς σφραγίζω καὶ λόγους κεκρυμμένους τοῦ Στυλιάνου τοῦ Βεργῆ κεκλημμένου.

I seal the letters and the enclosed correspondence of the man named Stylianos Berges.

Commentary

Two twelve-syllable verses, each concluding with an echo of the other (κεκρυμμένους-κεκλημμένους).