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(The monastery) of (Christ) Philanthropos (twelfth century)

Accession Number:
BZS.1955.1.4936

Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 56.4a; Laurent, Corpus 5.3: no. 1909 (accession no. misidentified). For another similar specimen, see Sig., 139–40 (= Laurent, Corpus 5.2: no. 1183 = Shandrovskaia, "Sfragistika," 811).

Details

Diameter:
33 mm
Field:
22 mm

Obverse

(The monastery) of (Christ) Philanthropos (twelfth century)

Bust of Christ holding a book. At left and right: ΙΣ̅ΧΣ̅ : Ἰ(ησοῦ)ς Χ(ριστό)ς. Circular inscription: οφιλανθρπος: Ὁ Φιλάνθρωπος. Border of dots.

Reverse

(The monastery) of (Christ) Philanthropos (twelfth century)

Half-length representation of the Mother of God holding her hand, palm outward, before her. At left and right: ̅ΘΥ̅ : Μή(τη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

 

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