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Anonymous hypertimos (eleventh/twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

Indistinct bust of the Mother of God with the medallion or Child before her. Sigla: μ̅θ̅ : Μήτηρ Θεοῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, a cross above. Border of dots.


ουλον
.ονυπερτ.
μοναχρα.
τεσκε.
.ισ

Δοῦλον σὸν ὑπέρτιμον, Ἄχραντε, σκέποις

Obverse

Indistinct bust of the Mother of God with the medallion or Child before her. Sigla: μ̅θ̅ : Μήτηρ Θεοῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, a cross above. Border of dots.


ουλον
.ονυπερτ.
μοναχρα.
τεσκε.
.ισ

Δοῦλον σὸν ὑπέρτιμον, Ἄχραντε, σκέποις

Accession number BZS.1958.106.3008
Diameter 26.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 664.

Translation

Δοῦλον σὸν ὑπέρτιμον, Ἄχραντε, σκέποις.

Immaculate One, may you protect your servant the hypertimos.

Commentary

The title hypertimos was created for Michael Psellos about the year 1056 and was afterwards bestowed upon a limited number of ecclesiastical officials, as the unnamed owner of this seal will likely have been. See Laurent, Corpus V/1, 161ff.