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Theophilos (eleventh/twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin, nimbate at three-quarters, turned toward the left where she holds the Christ child on her right arm. Sigla to both sides: ̄θῡ: Μήτηρ Θεοῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription in five lines with a decoration above. Border of dots.

  
ΑΓΝΗ
ΣΚΕΠΟΙΣ
ΜΕΣΔ
ΛΘ̄ΦΙ
Λ

Ἁγνὴ σκέποις με σῷ δούλῳ Θεωφίλῳ

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin, nimbate at three-quarters, turned toward the left where she holds the Christ child on her right arm. Sigla to both sides: ̄θῡ: Μήτηρ Θεοῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription in five lines with a decoration above. Border of dots.

  
ΑΓΝΗ
ΣΚΕΠΟΙΣ
ΜΕΣΔ
ΛΘ̄ΦΙ
Λ

Ἁγνὴ σκέποις με σῷ δούλῳ Θεωφίλῳ

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1620
Diameter 18.0 mm; field: 14.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden, no. 28.

Translation

Ἁγνή, σκέποις με σῷ δούλῳ Θεωφίλῳ.

Pure one, may you protect me, your servant Theophilos.

Commentary

Dodecasyllable. Note the usage of both the accusative and dative as objects of the invocation.