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Anonymous hypertimos (eleventh/twelfth century)

Accession Number:
BZS.1958.106.3008

Previous Editions

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

Details

Diameter:
26 mm
Condition:
Partially effaced on the obverse and partially flattened on the reverse.

Obverse

Anonymous hypertimos (eleventh/twelfth century)

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

Reverse

Anonymous hypertimos (eleventh/twelfth century)

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

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

Δοῦλον σὸν ὑπέρτιμον, Ἄχραντε, σκέποις

Translation

Δοῦλον σὸν ὑπέρτιμον, Ἄχραντε, σκέποις.

Immaculate One, may you protect your servant the hypertimos.

Audio

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.

 

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