You are here:Home/Resources/ Byzantine Seals/ Search the Catalogue/ Pothos (eleventh century)

Pothos (eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3783
Diameter 18 mm

Obverse

Bust of St. Theodore holding a spear and shield. Inscription: |θ|εο|δ||ρ : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Θεόδωρ(ος). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, a cross above. Border of dots.


τηνσ
σφραγι,
μαρτυσ
εικονα
ποθ

τὴν σὴν σφραγίζ(ω), μάρτυς, εἰκόνα Πόθ(ος)

Translation

τὴν σὴν σφραγίζω, μάρτυς, εἰκόνα Πόθος.

I, Pothos, put your image, martyr, on my seal.

Commentary

This specimen is edited jointly with the parallels listed in this entry.