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The Pantepoptes monastery (eleventh/twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.


παν
τεπο
πτα

Ὦ Παντέποπτα

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

σ
ετσ
σσοι
κετˊ

σῷζε τοὺς σοὺς οἰκέτας

Obverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.


παν
τεπο
πτα

Ὦ Παντέποπτα

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

σ
ετσ
σσοι
κετˊ

σῷζε τοὺς σοὺς οἰκέτας

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1041
Diameter 16.0 mm; field: 12.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 53.1c.

Translation

Ὦ Παντέποπτα σῷζε τοὺς σοὺς οἰκέτας.

O Pantepoptes, save your servants.

Commentary

Another example of this seal was found in Rentina. See N. K. Moutsopoulos, "Ανασκαφή κάστρου Ρεντίνας (1995)," 335 (without photograph).

The monastery was founded by Anna Dalassena in 1087 and appears to have functioned until the close of the Byzantine era: Janin, Églises, 513–15.