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John Vatatzes, sebastos (twelfth century, second half)

 
 

Obverse

Standing figure of the Mother of God holding the Child in her left arm. Sigla: ̅θυ̅ : Μή(τη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

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


τ
τζηνσκε
ποισσε
̣ονιν
ΝΗΝ

Βατάτζην σκέποις σεβαστὸν Ἰωάννην

Obverse

Standing figure of the Mother of God holding the Child in her left arm. Sigla: ̅θυ̅ : Μή(τη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

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


τ
τζηνσκε
ποισσε
̣ονιν
ΝΗΝ

Βατάτζην σκέποις σεβαστὸν Ἰωάννην

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1394
Diameter 28.0 mm; field: 26.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 200.

Translation

Βατάτζην σκέποις σεβαστὸν Ἰωάννην

May you watch over the sebastos John Vatatzes.

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