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The monastery of (Christ) Philanthropos (twelfth century)

Accession Number:
BZS.1958.106.437

Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 56.3b; Laurent, Corpus 5.3: no. 1908.

Details

Diameter:
19 mm

Obverse

The monastery of (Christ) Philanthropos (twelfth century)

Bust of the Mother of God orans with a medallion of Christ on her chest. At left and right: ̅ΘΥ̅: Μή(τη)ρ Θ(εο)[ῦ].

Reverse

The monastery of (Christ) Philanthropos (twelfth century)

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

σφραγ,
πεφυκε
μοστ
φιΛ̅Α̅Ν̅

Σφραγ(ὶς) πέφυκε μονῆς τοῦ Φιλαν(θρώπ)ου

Translation

Σφραγὶς πέφυκε μονῆς τοῦ Φιλανθρώπου.

This is the seal of the monastery of the Philanthropos.

Audio

Commentary

Twelve-syllable verse.

The monastery of Christ Philanthropos, situated near the Blachernae Church, was founded by the empress Irene, the wife of Alexios I Komnenos: Janin, Églises: 525–27.

 

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