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Peter deacon and chartophylax (eleventh/twelfth century)

Accession number BZS.1947.2.291
Diameter 23 mm

Obverse

Standing Virgin holding the child in front of her. Sigla: ̅Θ.: Μήτηρ Θεο. Mother of God. Inscription in columns: Η|ΜΑ|ΧΑΙ|ΡΩ|ΘΕΙ|ΣΑ: ἡ Μαχαιρωθείσα. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription in five lines. Border of dots.

ΘΚ̅ΕΟ
ΗΘΕΙΤΣ
ΔΛΠΕΤΡ
ΔΙΑΚΟΝΚΑΙ
ΧΑΡΤΟΦ.
....

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Πέτρῳ διακόνῳ καὶ χαρτοφύλακι

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Πέτρῳ διακόνῳ καὶ χαρτοφύλακι.

Theotokos, help your servant Peter deacon and chartophylax.

Commentary

Galavaris, "The Mother of God, 'Stabbed with a Knife,'" no. 2.
Laurent, Corpus V/1, no. 95.

 

The type of the Virgin here depicted is discussed by Galavaris, "The Mother of God, 'Stabbed with a Knife'," and Seibt, "Die Darstellung der Theotokos," 45-46. Cf. Seyrig, no. 237, BZS.1955.1.4995.

Accession number BZS.1947.2.291
Diameter 23 mm

Notes

Accession number BZS.1947.2.291
Diameter 23 mm