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Athanasios (eleventh century, second half)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St. Athanasios. Details indistinct. On either side, traces of epigraphy: |.θ|.ν|ασ|ι|ο|σ : ὁ ἅ(γιος) [Ἀ]θ[α]νάσιος. Border of dots.

Reverse

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

  
σφραγ,
φανηθι
τσυν
νυμπα
τερ

σφραγ(ὶς) φάνηθι τῷ συνωνύμῳ, πάτερ

Obverse

Bust of St. Athanasios. Details indistinct. On either side, traces of epigraphy: |.θ|.ν|ασ|ι|ο|σ : ὁ ἅ(γιος) [Ἀ]θ[α]νάσιος. Border of dots.

Reverse

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

  
σφραγ,
φανηθι
τσυν
νυμπα
τερ

σφραγ(ὶς) φάνηθι τῷ συνωνύμῳ, πάτερ

Accession number BZS.1955.1.5034
Diameter 21.0 mm; field: 19.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 2954.

Translation

σφραγὶς φάνηθι τῷ συνωνύμῳ, πάτερ.

Father, show that you are the seal for your servant of the same name.

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