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Garinos patrikios (eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1947.2.789
Diameter 21 mm
Field diameter 16 mm

Obverse

The Virgin seated upon a cushioned throne, holding the Christ child on her lap with her hands. Sigla to both sides: ̄θῡ: Μήτηρ Θεοῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription in six lines. Border of dots.

ΘΚ̄Ε͵͵Θ̄͵
ΤΟΝΣΟΝ
ΔΟΥΛΟΝ
ΓΑΡΙΝΟΝ
ΠΑΤΡΙΚΙ
Ν

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τὸν σὸν δοῦλον Γαρινὸν πατρίκιων

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τὸν σὸν δοῦλον Γαρινὸν πατρίκιων.

Theotokos, help your servant Garinos patrikios.

Commentary

While a strange name, Garinos is clearly present on the seal. It is possible that it is an engraver's error for Μάρινον (Marinos), but the seal is quite clear.

Accession number BZS.1947.2.789
Diameter 21 mm
Field diameter 16 mm

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Accession number BZS.1947.2.789
Diameter 21 mm
Field diameter 16 mm

Notes

Accession number BZS.1947.2.789
Diameter 21 mm
Field diameter 16 mm

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