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Leo hypatos and judge of Koloneia (eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3788
Diameter 16 mm
Field diameter 11 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 48.3.
A parallel specimen from the same boulloterion is published by Laurent, Orghidan, no. 208. Cf. Bryer-Winfield, Pontos, 147, no. 38.

Obverse

Inscription of five lines, preceded by a cross decoration; final letters flanked by pellets. Border of dots.

– + –
κριτην
κολνει
ασμεσον
δεοικε
την

Κριτὴν Κολωνείας με, σὸν δὲ οἰκέτην

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, a decoration above; final letters flanked by pellets. Border of dots.

– 
τονυπα
τονλεον
ταπαρθε
νεσκε
ποισ

τὸν ὕπατον Λέοντα, Πάρθενε, σκέποις

Translation

Κριτὴν Κολωνείας με, σὸν δὲ οἰκέτην τὸν ὕπατον Λέοντα, Πάρθενε, σκέποις.

Virgin, may you protect me, your servant the hypatos Leo, judge of Koloneia.

Commentary

Two dodecasyllabic verses.

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3788
Diameter 16 mm
Field diameter 11 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 48.3.
A parallel specimen from the same boulloterion is published by Laurent, Orghidan, no. 208. Cf. Bryer-Winfield, Pontos, 147, no. 38.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3788
Diameter 16 mm
Field diameter 11 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 48.3.
A parallel specimen from the same boulloterion is published by Laurent, Orghidan, no. 208. Cf. Bryer-Winfield, Pontos, 147, no. 38.

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