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The monastery of (the Theotokos) Charopoios (eleventh century)

Accession Number:
BZS.1958.106.175

Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 71.1; Laurent, Corpus 5.2: no. 1296 bis.

Details

Diameter:
20 mm
Field:
15 mm

Obverse

The monastery of (the Theotokos) Charopoios (eleventh century)

Bust of the Mother of God orans with a medallion of Christ before her. Sigla at left and right: ̅ΘΥ̅: Μ(ήτη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

The monastery of (the Theotokos) Charopoios (eleventh century)

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

σφραγισ
μονησ
τισχαρο
πιου

Σφραγὶς μονῆς τῖς Χαροπιοῦ.

Translation

Σφραγὶς μονῆς τῖς Χαροπιοῦ.

Seal of the monastery of (the Theotokos) Charopoios.

Audio

Commentary

Further attestation of the monastery is provided by a seal of the monastery published in Zacos, Seals II, no. 609.

W. Seibt (BZ 100 [2007]: 235), in his review of DO Seals 5, would prefer to date this seal to the twelfth century.

 

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