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Anonymous (eleventh century, second half)

 
 

Obverse

St. Demetrios standing, holding a spear and balancing his shield against the ground. Epigraphy on either side: ||.μ|η|τρ, : Ὁ ἅ(γιος) Δ[η]μήτρ(ιος). Border of dots.

Reverse

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

σκεπ,
θλητ
τησγρ
τονεσ
ποτ

σκέπ(οις), ἀθλητά, τῆς γραφ(ῆς) τὸν δεσπότ(ην)

Obverse

St. Demetrios standing, holding a spear and balancing his shield against the ground. Epigraphy on either side: ||.μ|η|τρ, : Ὁ ἅ(γιος) Δ[η]μήτρ(ιος). Border of dots.

Reverse

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

σκεπ,
θλητ
τησγρ
τονεσ
ποτ

σκέπ(οις), ἀθλητά, τῆς γραφ(ῆς) τὸν δεσπότ(ην)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.3217
Diameter 22.0 mm; field: 18.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1980a.

Translation

σκέποις, ἀθλητά, τῆς γραφῆς τὸν δεσπότην.

Champion, may you watch over the owner of this letter.

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