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Timotheos (eighth century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.3671
Diameter 28 mm

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V): in the quarters, ..ΙΣΤΑ|ΚΥΡΟΥ. Wreath border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει καὶ πιστὰ κύρου

Reverse

Cruciform monogram, reading Τιμοθέῳ: in the quarters, ΤΩΣΩΟ.|ΚΕΤΙΑΕΙ. Wreath border.

τῷ σῷ οκέτι ἀεί Τιμοθέῳ

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει καὶ πιστὰ κύρου τῷ σῷ οἰκέτι ἀεί Τιμοθέῳ.

Theotokos, help Timothy, your servant always, and affirm his faith.

Commentary

In the extended invocation on this seal, we seem to have an attempt at creating two dodecasyllabic verses, one per side; the inscription on the reverse falls a syllable short.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.3671
Diameter 28 mm

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Accession number BZS.1958.106.3671
Diameter 28 mm

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Accession number BZS.1958.106.3671
Diameter 28 mm

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