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Bardas Bourtzes (eleventh/twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St. Theodore holding the martyr's cross. On either side, traces of epigraphy: ε|ο|ρ|οσ : [ὁ ἅ(γιος) Θ]εώ[δ]ορος. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

̣Ρ̣̣.
μερ
Κ̣λεοσμ
Τ̣υρν
Σ̣κεΠ̣

Βάρδ[α](ν) με Βούρτζ(ην), κλέος μα[ρ]τύρων, σκέπ(οις)

Obverse

Bust of St. Theodore holding the martyr's cross. On either side, traces of epigraphy: ε|ο|ρ|οσ : [ὁ ἅ(γιος) Θ]εώ[δ]ορος. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

̣Ρ̣̣.
μερ
Κ̣λεοσμ
Τ̣υρν
Σ̣κεΠ̣

Βάρδ[α](ν) με Βούρτζ(ην), κλέος μα[ρ]τύρων, σκέπ(οις)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2640
Diameter 21.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 177.

Translation

Βάρδαν με Βούρτζην, κλέος μαρτύρων, σκέποις.

Glory of the martyrs, watch over me, Bardas Bourtzes.

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