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Adrianos Dalassenos (eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1849
Diameter 28 mm
Field diameter 25 mm
Previous Editions

Cheynet, Société, 457 (no. 24); cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 2148.

Obverse

A central figure of the Mother of God (Nikopoios) standing on a suppedion and holding the medallion before her. On the left is St. Demetrios, on the right, St. George. Both hold spears and shields. Epigraphy at left: |η|μ|..|..ο : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Δημ[ήτρι]ος. On the right: ρ|γ|ι : [ὁ ἅ(γιος) Γεώ]ργι(ος). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of seven lines, a cross between dashes above. Border of dots.


σκεπ.ισ
παναγνε
υασημαρτ,
νσοναρι
νοναλασ
ηνονοι
ετην

σκέπ[ο]ις, πάναγνε, (καὶ) δυὰς ἡ μαρτ(ύ)[ρ]ων, σὸν Ἀδρι[α]νὸν Δαλασ[σ]ηνὸν οἰ[κ]έτην

Translation

σκέποις, πάναγνε, καὶ δυὰς ἡ μαρτύρων, σὸν Ἀδριανὸν Δαλασσηνὸν οἰκέτην.

All holy One, and the pair of martyrs, may you protect your servant Adrianos Dalassenos.

Commentary

The seal identifies a person otherwise unknown from written sources.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1849
Diameter 28 mm
Field diameter 25 mm
Previous Editions

Cheynet, Société, 457 (no. 24); cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 2148.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1849
Diameter 28 mm
Field diameter 25 mm
Previous Editions

Cheynet, Société, 457 (no. 24); cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 2148.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1849
Diameter 28 mm
Field diameter 25 mm
Previous Editions

Cheynet, Société, 457 (no. 24); cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 2148.

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