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Constantine kouboukleisios and episkeptites (twelfth century)

Accession Number:
BZS.1958.106.228

Details

Diameter:
22 mm
Field:
19 mm

Obverse

Constantine kouboukleisios and episkeptites (twelfth century)

Bust of the Virgin, holding the Christ (l. hand), who with both hands seems to be holding a plate? Inscription ΘΥ: Μήτηρ Θεοῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Constantine kouboukleisios and episkeptites (twelfth century)

Inscription in four lines with cross above and pellets below. Border of dots.


θκε,θ,
κωνκ
επισκε
πτητη

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Κωνσταντίνῳ κουβουκλησίῳ καὶ ἐπισκεπτήτῃ

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Κωνσταντίνῳ κουβουκλησίῳ καὶ ἐπισκεπτήτῃ.

Theotokos, help Constantine kouboukleisios and episkeptites.

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Commentary

The reading of the title as κουβουκλεισίῳ and not κουβικουλάριῳ is preferable based on the date of the seal.

 

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