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The monastery of Tripolis (eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5450
Diameter 25 mm
Field diameter 17 mm
Condition Overstruck.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 92.1; Laurent, Corpus 5.3: no. 1945.

Obverse

Bust of St. Michael holding a scepter in his right hand and a globus cruciger in his left. Inscription: μ|ιχ|α : Μιχα(ήλ). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, a decoration above. Final letter between two horizontal bars. Border of dots.


μον
ιστρη
πολεο
σ

Μονῖς Τρηπόλεος

Translation

Μονῖς Τρηπόλεος.

(Seal of the) monastery of Tripolis.

Commentary

Traces of a first strike are visible around the border, especially on the reverse, where O | V | C may be seen on the left side, H | Δ on the other. Restoration of the inscription made by the first strike is not possible.

At present there is no compelling reason to place this seal with any of approximately a dozen well-known localities called "Tripolis." Laurent placed it under Lydia because of the prominence of the Maeander Valley from the tenth to the fourteenth centuries.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5450
Diameter 25 mm
Field diameter 17 mm
Condition Overstruck.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 92.1; Laurent, Corpus 5.3: no. 1945.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5450
Diameter 25 mm
Field diameter 17 mm
Condition Overstruck.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 92.1; Laurent, Corpus 5.3: no. 1945.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5450
Diameter 25 mm
Field diameter 17 mm
Condition Overstruck.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 92.1; Laurent, Corpus 5.3: no. 1945.

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