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Peter deacon and chartophylax (eleventh/twelfth century)

Accession Number:
BZS.1958.106.1805

Previous Editions

Laurent, Corpus V/1, no. 95.

Details

Diameter:
27 mm

Obverse

Peter deacon and chartophylax (eleventh/twelfth century)

The Virgin, standing, holding the medallion of Christ before her. Sigla: ̅ΘΥ̅ : Μήτηρ Θεοῦ. Inscription below sigla: Η|ΜΑ|ΧΑΙΡΩ|ΘΕΙ|ΣΑ: Border of dots.

Reverse

Peter deacon and chartophylax (eleventh/twelfth century)

Inscription in six lines. Border of dots.

ΘΚ̅ΕΟ
ΗΘΕΙΤΣ
ΔΛΠΕΤΡ
ΔΙΑΚΟΝΚΑΙ
ΧΑΡΤΟΦΥ
ΛΑΚΙ

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Πέτρῳ διακόνῳ καὶ χαρτοφύλακι

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Πέτρῳ διακόνῳ καὶ χαρτοφύλακι.

Theotokos, help your servant Peter deacon and chartophylax.

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Commentary

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. The model copied on these seals was likely in Hagia Sophia, as we infer from the offices of the individuals who place this image of the Virgin on their seals.

 

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