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Elias Bourtzes (twelfth century, second half)

 
 

Obverse

The prophet Elias (Elijah) standing with his right hand upraised and an open scroll in his left. Details obscure. Visible at left are traces of epigraphy: ο|π|ρο|φη|τη|σ : ὁ προφήτης [Ἠλίας]. Border of dots.

Reverse

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

μ
κ̣ρηλιου
.̣ερ
τηνηλι
ν

μάκαρ Ἠλιοῦ, [σ]ῷζε Βούρτζην Ἠλίαν

Obverse

The prophet Elias (Elijah) standing with his right hand upraised and an open scroll in his left. Details obscure. Visible at left are traces of epigraphy: ο|π|ρο|φη|τη|σ : ὁ προφήτης [Ἠλίας]. Border of dots.

Reverse

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

μ
κ̣ρηλιου
.̣ερ
τηνηλι
ν

μάκαρ Ἠλιοῦ, [σ]ῷζε Βούρτζην Ἠλίαν

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5025
Diameter 27.0 mm; field: 23.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cheynet, Société, no. 32; cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 1343.

Translation

μάκαρ Ἠλιοῦ, σῷζε Βούρτζην Ἠλίαν.

Blessèd Elias, preserve Elias Bourtzes.

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