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Soterichos (eleventh century, second half)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5448
Diameter 30 mm
Field diameter 26 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 922.

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans, the medallion of Christ before her. Inscription: ̅θυ̅: Μή(τη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

θκ̅ε
.κεπεφυ
.ατεεσι
μτατον
στηριχ

Θ(εοτό)κε, [σ]κέπε, φύ[λ]ατ(τ)ε δεσιμώτατον Σωτήριχ(ον)

Translation

Θεοτόκε, σκέπε, φύλαττε δεσιμώτατον Σωτήριχον.

Mother of God, protect and guard the most venerable Soterichos.

Commentary

As Wassiliou-Seibt remarks, δεσιμώτατος is a more common form of αἰδεσιμώτατος, a term used of someone highly placed in the clergy.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5448
Diameter 30 mm
Field diameter 26 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 922.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5448
Diameter 30 mm
Field diameter 26 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 922.