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Theophilos (eleventh/twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin, nimbate at three-quarters, turned toward the left where she holds the Christ child on her right arm. Sigla visible to the left: ̄: Μήτηρ Θεο. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription in five lines with a decoration above. Border of dots.

...
.ΑΓΝΗ
..ΕΠΟΙΣ
..ΣΔ
.Θ̄ΦΙ
....

Ἁγνή, σκέποις με σῷ δούλῳ Θεωφίλῳ

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin, nimbate at three-quarters, turned toward the left where she holds the Christ child on her right arm. Sigla visible to the left: ̄: Μήτηρ Θεο. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription in five lines with a decoration above. Border of dots.

...
.ΑΓΝΗ
..ΕΠΟΙΣ
..ΣΔ
.Θ̄ΦΙ
....

Ἁγνή, σκέποις με σῷ δούλῳ Θεωφίλῳ

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1616
Diameter 18.0 mm; field: 14.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden, no. 28.

Translation

Ἁγνή, σκέποις με σῷ δούλῳ Θεωφίλῳ.

Pure one, may you protect me, your servant Theophilos.

Commentary

The reading of this seal is aided by its parallel, BZS.1947.2.1620.

Dodecasyllable. Note the change from the accusative to the dative as objects of the invocation.