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Peter chartophylax (eleventh century, second half)

Accession Number:
BZS.1955.1.4995

Previous Editions

Galavaris, "The Mother of God, 'Stabbed with a Knife,'" no. 3.
Laurent, Corpus V/1, no. 96.

Details

Diameter:
22 mm
Field:
17 mm

Obverse

Peter chartophylax (eleventh century, second half)

Standing Virgin holding the child in front of her. Sigla: ̅Θ.: Μήτηρ Θεο. Mother of God. Inscription in columns: Η|Μ|Α|ΧΑΙ|ΡΩΘ|ΕΙ|Σ|Α: ἡ Μαχαιρωθείσα. Border of dots.

Reverse

Peter chartophylax (eleventh century, second half)

Inscription in five lines. Border of dots.

ΠΕΤΡΟΝ
ΠΑΝΑΓΝ.
ΧΑΡΤΟΦΥΛ.
ΚΑΝΣΚΕ
ΠΟΙΣ

Πέτρον Πάναγνε χαρτοφύλακαν σκέποις

Translation

Πέτρον Πάναγνε χαρτοφύλακαν σκέποις.

All-holy Virgin, may you protect the chartophylax Peter.

Audio

Commentary

Dodecasyllable. Note the mistaken accusative χαρτοφύλακαν.

The type of the Virgin here depicted is discussed by Galavaris, "The Mother of God, 'Stabbed with a Knife'," and Seibt, "Die Darstellung der Theotokos," 45-46. Cf. Seyrig, no. 237, BZS.1955.1.4995.

 

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