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Pothos poimen (= metropolitan) of Mytilene (twelfth century)

Accession Number:
BZS.1955.1.4996

Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 51.10.
Laurent, Corpus V/3, no. 1781.
Cf. a parallel specimen published in Zacos, Seals II, no. 679.

Details

Diameter:
22 mm
Field:
18 mm

Obverse

Pothos poimen (= metropolitan) of Mytilene (twelfth century)

Bust of the Virgin orans, the medallion of Christ before her. On either side the sigla: ̅ΘΥ̅ : Μήτηρ Θεοῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Pothos poimen (= metropolitan) of Mytilene (twelfth century)

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

ΠΟΘ
ΣΦΡΓΙΣ
ΜΜΙΤΥΛΗ
ΣΠΟΙΜΕ
ΝΟΣ

Πόθου σφράγισμα Μιτυλήνης ποιμένος

 

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