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Peter vestarches (eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2223
Diameter 19 mm
Field diameter 17 mm
Condition Chipped along the top.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 609.

Obverse

St. George standing, holding a spear with his right hand and a shield with his left. Details indistinct. Traces of epigraphy on either side: |γε|.γ|ο|σ :  ὁ ἅ(γιος) Γεώ[ρ]γ(ι)ος. 

Reverse

Inscription of five lines beginning with a cross. A decoration below. Border of dots.

εσ
μεολο
γουσε
στρχ
πετρ
  

δεσμέβο λόγους βεστάρχου Πέτρου

Translation

δεσμεύω λόγους βεστάρχου Πέτρου.

I fasten shut the correspondence of Peter the vestarch.

Commentary

Note the homophonic spelling of the verb δεσμεύω as δεσμέβο. We have restored the correct form in the final reading.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2223
Diameter 19 mm
Field diameter 17 mm
Condition Chipped along the top.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 609.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2223
Diameter 19 mm
Field diameter 17 mm
Condition Chipped along the top.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 609.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2223
Diameter 19 mm
Field diameter 17 mm
Condition Chipped along the top.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 609.

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