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

 
 

Obverse

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

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

σφραγισ
μονησ
τισχαρο
πιου

Σφραγὶς μονῆς τῖς Χαροπιοῦ.

Obverse

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

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

σφραγισ
μονησ
τισχαρο
πιου

Σφραγὶς μονῆς τῖς Χαροπιοῦ.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.175
Diameter 20.0 mm; field: 15.0 mm
Previous Editions

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

Translation

Σφραγὶς μονῆς τῖς Χαροπιοῦ.

Seal of the monastery of (the Theotokos) Charopoios.

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.