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Constantine (eleventh/twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

The Crucifixion, with the Mother of God on the left and the Apostle John on the right. Inscription on either side of Christ: ΙΣ̅ΧΣ̅ : Ἰ(ησοῦ)ς Χ(ριστό)ς. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

γρ
.σσφρ
ν
ο̣γουσ
κν·

γρα[φ]ὰς σφρ[αγί]ζων καὶ [λ]όγους Κων(σταντίνου)

Obverse

The Crucifixion, with the Mother of God on the left and the Apostle John on the right. Inscription on either side of Christ: ΙΣ̅ΧΣ̅ : Ἰ(ησοῦ)ς Χ(ριστό)ς. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

γρ
.σσφρ
ν
ο̣γουσ
κν·

γρα[φ]ὰς σφρ[αγί]ζων καὶ [λ]όγους Κων(σταντίνου)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2890
Diameter 20.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 505.

Translation

γραφὰς σφραγίζων καὶ λόγους Κωνσταντίνου.

I am sealing the letters and correspondence of Constantine.

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