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Moschos (eighth century)

 
 

Obverse

Cruciform monogram. In the angles of the cruciform, an inscription. Inscription in the circumference of the seal. Wreath border.

ΓΙΡΣΤ
ΘΣ̅|ΗΜΝ
..ΕΛΟΥΜΕΚ.ΡΙΕΕΞΑΝΘΡΠΟΥΠ......

Ἁγία Τριάς, Ὠ Θ(εό)ς ἡμῶν   /   Ἐξελοῦ με, Κ[ύ]ριε, ἐξ ἀνθρώπου πονηροῦ

Reverse

Cruciform monogram. In the angles of the cruciform, an inscription. Inscription along the circumference of the seal. Wreath border.

ΔΜΟΣΤΥΧ
ΒΗΘΕΙ
ΔΡΟΣΑΔΙΚΟΥ....

βωήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Μόσχῳ   /    ἀπὸ ἀνδρὸς ἀδίκου . . .

Obverse

Cruciform monogram. In the angles of the cruciform, an inscription. Inscription in the circumference of the seal. Wreath border.

ΓΙΡΣΤ
ΘΣ̅|ΗΜΝ
..ΕΛΟΥΜΕΚ.ΡΙΕΕΞΑΝΘΡΠΟΥΠ......

Ἁγία Τριάς, Ὠ Θ(εό)ς ἡμῶν   /   Ἐξελοῦ με, Κ[ύ]ριε, ἐξ ἀνθρώπου πονηροῦ

Reverse

Cruciform monogram. In the angles of the cruciform, an inscription. Inscription along the circumference of the seal. Wreath border.

ΔΜΟΣΤΥΧ
ΒΗΘΕΙ
ΔΡΟΣΑΔΙΚΟΥ....

βωήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Μόσχῳ   /    ἀπὸ ἀνδρὸς ἀδίκου . . .

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.3701
Diameter 26.0 mm
Previous Editions

Zacos-Veglery, no. 3063.

Translation

Ἁγία Τριάς, Ὁ Θεός Ἡμῶν, βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Μόσχῳ. Ἐξελοῦ με, Κύριε, ἐξ ἀνθρώπου πονηροῦ, ἀπὸ ἀνδρὸς ἀδίκου...

Holy Trinity, our God, help your servant Moschos. Deliver me, Lord, from the evil man, from the unjust man...

Commentary

The circular inscriptions contains a quotation from the beginning of Psalm 139 from the Septuagint, beginning on the obverse and continuing on the reverse.