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Anonymous (eleventh/twelfth century)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.367
Diameter 21 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 2266a.

Obverse

A Latin cross. Letters in the quarters: νκ| : ν(ί)κ(η) ζ(ωη)φ(όρος). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

στρσ
σργισ
μουκιυ
λκηκι
σκεπη

στ(αυ)ρ(ὸ)ς σφραγὶς μου καὶ φυλακὴ καὶ σκέπη

Translation

σταυρὸς σφραγὶς μου καὶ φυλακὴ καὶ σκέπη.

The Cross is my seal, my protection and shelter.

Commentary

Wassiliou-Seibt read the letters in the quarters as Ν, Κ, Ζ, Φ and took them to form the epithet "life-bringing victory" in connection with the image and ideology of the Cross.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.367
Diameter 21 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 2266a.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.367
Diameter 21 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 2266a.