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Theophilos (eleventh/twelfth century)

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1620
Diameter 18 mm
Field diameter 14 mm
Condition Struck slightly off-center.
Previous Editions

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

Obverse

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

Reverse

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

  
ΑΓΝΗ
ΣΚΕΠΟΙΣ
ΜΕΣΔ
ΛΘ̄ΦΙ
Λ

Ἁγνὴ σκέποις με σῷ δούλῳ Θεωφίλῳ

Translation

Ἁγνή, σκέποις με σῷ δούλῳ Θεωφίλῳ.

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

Commentary

Dodecasyllable. Note the usage of both the accusative and dative as objects of the invocation.

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1620
Diameter 18 mm
Field diameter 14 mm
Condition Struck slightly off-center.
Previous Editions

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

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1620
Diameter 18 mm
Field diameter 14 mm
Condition Struck slightly off-center.
Previous Editions

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

Notes

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1620
Diameter 18 mm
Field diameter 14 mm
Condition Struck slightly off-center.
Previous Editions

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

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