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Paul judge of the Aegean fleet (eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3698
Diameter 33 mm
Field diameter 23 mm
Condition Very thick specimen. The obv. very faintly imprinted as if it was cast. Channel with regular square openings at both ends running from 2 o'clock to 8 o'clock. It seems to be a copy.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 40.19a.
Cf. SBS 3 (1993) 205.

Obverse

Bust of St. Panteleimon, beardless. Faint vertical inscription: Ο|Α|Γ.|ΟΣΠ|ΑΝ|ΤΕ|Λ, :  Ὁ ἅγιος Παντελεήμων. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines between two ornaments. Border of dots.


ΠΑΥΛ
ΣΦΡΑΓΙΣ
ΚΡΙΝΟΝΤ,
ΑΙΓΑΙΟΝ
ΠΛΟΟΝ


Πάυλου σφραγὶς κρίνοντος Αἰγαῖον πλόον

Translation

Πάυλου σφραγὶς κρίνοντος Αἰγαῖον πλόον.

The seal of Paul who acts as judge for the Aegaean fleet.

Commentary

A correct twelve-syllable verse. This poetic inscription is of interest for showing that in the eleventh century the Aigaion was still perceived as a maritime province supplying seamen for the fleet.

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3698
Diameter 33 mm
Field diameter 23 mm
Condition Very thick specimen. The obv. very faintly imprinted as if it was cast. Channel with regular square openings at both ends running from 2 o'clock to 8 o'clock. It seems to be a copy.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 40.19a.
Cf. SBS 3 (1993) 205.

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3698
Diameter 33 mm
Field diameter 23 mm
Condition Very thick specimen. The obv. very faintly imprinted as if it was cast. Channel with regular square openings at both ends running from 2 o'clock to 8 o'clock. It seems to be a copy.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 40.19a.
Cf. SBS 3 (1993) 205.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3698
Diameter 33 mm
Field diameter 23 mm
Condition Very thick specimen. The obv. very faintly imprinted as if it was cast. Channel with regular square openings at both ends running from 2 o'clock to 8 o'clock. It seems to be a copy.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 40.19a.
Cf. SBS 3 (1993) 205.