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Theodosios (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God, nimbate, orans, with the medallion of Christ before her. Sigla to both sides: Μ̄Θ̄: Μήτηρ Θεοῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription in five lines. Border of dots.

γραφ,
σφραγι
λογ,θε
ο.οσι

Γραφὰς σφραγίζω καὶ λόγους Θεοδοσίου

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God, nimbate, orans, with the medallion of Christ before her. Sigla to both sides: Μ̄Θ̄: Μήτηρ Θεοῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription in five lines. Border of dots.

γραφ,
σφραγι
λογ,θε
ο.οσι

Γραφὰς σφραγίζω καὶ λόγους Θεοδοσίου

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1613
Diameter 15.0 mm; field: 10.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Corpus, no. 379.

Translation

Γραφὰς σφραγίζω καὶ λόγους Θεοδοσίου.

I seal the writings and words of Theodosios.

Commentary

In his unpublished catalogue of the Shaw catalogue, Laurent calls the thirteen-syllable metrical inscription on the reverse hypermetric. On the other hand, Wassiliou-Seibt explains the extra syllable by saying that there is synizesis occuring in the first two syllables of Θεοδοσίου.