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N. hegoumenos of St. Athanasios (eleventh/twelfth century)

Accession Number:
BZS.1955.1.4997

Details

Diameter:
19 mm

Obverse

N. hegoumenos of St. Athanasios (eleventh/twelfth century)

Bust of the Virgin orans. Sigla: ̅ : Μήτηρ Θεο. Border of dots.

Reverse

N. hegoumenos of St. Athanasios (eleventh/twelfth century)

Inscription in five lines. Border of dots.

ποιμε
νασωζοι
ποιμνησ.

θανασι
οΥ 

Ποιμένα σῴζοις ποίμνης θανασίου

Translation

Ποιμένα σῴζοις ποίμνης Ἀθανασίου.

May you protect the shepherd of Athanasios's flock. 

Audio

Commentary

The owner of this metrical seal calls himself poimen poimnes (i.e. "shepherd of the flock"). Since the name Athanasios is given in the genitive case, these details suggest that we have here a hegoumenos of a monastery or institution dedicated to St. Athanasios the Confessor.

 

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