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Constantine proedros (eleventh century)

Accession Number:
BZS.1958.106.1853

Details

Diameter:
21 mm
Field:
17 mm

Obverse

Constantine proedros (eleventh century)

The Virgin standing, holding the Child. Sigla: Μ̅ : Μήτηρ Θεο; and below, inscription to both sides: Η|Α|Σ|Ω: Ἡ Βασσιώτισσα. Border of dots.

Reverse

Constantine proedros (eleventh century)

Inscription in four lines. Border of dots.

.̅ν
δρον
κορη·
.κεπε

Κωνσνταντίνον πρόεδρον κόρη .. σκέπε

Translation

Κωνσνταντίνον πρόεδρου κόρη .. σκέπε.

Virgin, protect Constantine the proedros.

Audio

Commentary

Apparent dodecasyllable. The gap at the beginning of the third line likely contained a short word and final syllable, as otherwise there are eleven syllables. The missing letter must be με (ΜΕ or ), or perhaps, σου (σ or σ).

This seal may either be the seal of a bishop, or of an individual with the title of proedros.

 

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