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Aposaites vestes (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

The Mother of God orans, standing on a dais. On either side, the sigla: ̅ΘΥ̅ . Μ(ήτη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

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


ΣΚΕ
ΠΙΣΜΥΑ
ΓΑΠ,ΣΑ
ΙΤΗΕΣ
ΤΗ

Σκέπις μυ, ἅγνη, Ἀπ(ο)σαίτῃ βέστῃ.

Obverse

The Mother of God orans, standing on a dais. On either side, the sigla: ̅ΘΥ̅ . Μ(ήτη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

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


ΣΚΕ
ΠΙΣΜΥΑ
ΓΑΠ,ΣΑ
ΙΤΗΕΣ
ΤΗ

Σκέπις μυ, ἅγνη, Ἀπ(ο)σαίτῃ βέστῃ.

Accession number BZS 1947.2.1911
Diameter 12.0 mm; field: 11.0 mm
Previous Editions

Seibt-Nesbitt, "Odd surnames," no. 12; cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 2129.

Translation

Σκέποις μοι, ἅγνη, Ἀποσαίτῃ βέστῃ.

Holy one, watch over me, the vestes Aposaites.

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