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Constantine priest (or bishop) (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans, with the medallion before her. Details indistinct. No epigraphy visible. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, possibly a decoration above. Border of dots.

ΣΦΡΑΓ,
πεφυκ,
ΤΘΥΤ
Κ̅Ν

Σφραγ(ὶς) πέφυκ(α) τοῦ θύτου Κων(σταντίνου)

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans, with the medallion before her. Details indistinct. No epigraphy visible. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, possibly a decoration above. Border of dots.

ΣΦΡΑΓ,
πεφυκ,
ΤΘΥΤ
Κ̅Ν

Σφραγ(ὶς) πέφυκ(α) τοῦ θύτου Κων(σταντίνου)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.3020
Diameter 18.0 mm; field: 11.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 2726 (see also I, no. 617).

Translation

Σφραγὶς πέφυκα τοῦ θύτου Κωνσταντίνου

I am the seal of the priest (or bishop) Constantine.

Commentary

The inscription is dodecasyllabic.