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The protos of (Mount) Papikion (tenth/eleventh century)

Accession Number:
BZS.1958.106.212

Previous Editions

Laurent, Corpus V/2, no. 1237. Laurent republishes the seal according to three other copies that exist, but produces our seal in the plates.

Details

Diameter:
19 mm
Field:
13 mm

Obverse

The protos of (Mount) Papikion (tenth/eleventh century)

Bust of the Virgin, orans, with medallion of Christ before her. Sigla: ΜΡ̅ΘΥ̅ : Μήτηρ Θεοῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

The protos of (Mount) Papikion (tenth/eleventh century)

Inscription in five lines. Border of dots.

θκ̅ε
οηθει
τοπροτ,
τππι
κιου

Θεοτόκε βοήθει το πρότ τοῦ Παπικίου

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει το πρότῳ τοῦ Παπικίου.

Theotokos, help the protos of (Mount) Papikion.

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