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John Demas (eleventh/twelfth century)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4170
Diameter 24 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 1434.

Obverse

The Mother of God (Hagiosoritissa) standing, turned slightly to her right. Traces of sigla on either side: ̅θυ̅: Μή(τη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Inscription in columns on either side: η|α|γι|οσ|ο|ρι|τ : ἡ Ἁγιοσορίτ[ισσα]. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

̅
θ̣υ̅σκεπε
ι̅τοδη
 μα 

Μῆ(τε)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ, σκέπε Ἰω(άννῃ) το Δέμᾳ

Translation

Μῆτερ Θεοῦ, σκέπε Ἰωάννῃ το Δέμᾳ.

Mother of God, protect John Demas.

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4170
Diameter 24 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 1434.