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The Pantepoptes monastery (eleventh/twelfth century)

Accession Number:
BZS.1958.106.237

Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 53.1a; Laurent, Corpus 5.2: no. 1171 (tenth/eleventh centuries). Laurent misidentified the accession number as 1958.106.240, and illustrated the specimen as no. 1172 on pl. 149. A similar specimen is published in Seyrig, no. 281.

Details

Diameter:
20 mm
Field:
12 mm

Obverse

The Pantepoptes monastery (eleventh/twelfth century)

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.


παν
τεπο
πτα

Ὦ Παντέποπτα

Reverse

The Pantepoptes monastery (eleventh/twelfth century)

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

σ
ετσ
σ
σοι
κετ
ˊ

σῷζε τοὺς σοῦς [οἰ]κέτ(ας)

Translation

Ὦ Παντέποπτα σῷζε τοὺς σοῦς οἰκέτας.

O Pantepoptes, save your servants.

Audio

Commentary

Twelve-syllable verse. The reading is combined with its parallel from the same boulloterion: BZS 1958.106.5250. Note the ligature of Π and Τ in the fourth line of the obverse.

 

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