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Constantine (eleventh century, second half)

 
 

Obverse

Inscription of four lines, a cross between lines above. The last word is flanked by pellets. Border of dots.

  
τηση
κρτι
εΞιθ̅υ̅
λογε

τῇ σῇ κραταιᾷ δεξιᾷ, Θ(εο)ῦ Λόγε

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

κ̅̅ν̅
Φυλατε
τονσον
οικτ

Κων(σταντῖνον) φύλατε τὸν σὸν οἰκ(έ)την

Obverse

Inscription of four lines, a cross between lines above. The last word is flanked by pellets. Border of dots.

  
τηση
κρτι
εΞιθ̅υ̅
λογε

τῇ σῇ κραταιᾷ δεξιᾷ, Θ(εο)ῦ Λόγε

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

κ̅̅ν̅
Φυλατε
τονσον
οικτ

Κων(σταντῖνον) φύλατε τὸν σὸν οἰκ(έ)την

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1008
Diameter 20.0 mm; field: 16.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 1207.

Translation

τῇ σῇ κραταιᾷ δεξιᾷ, Θεοῦ Λόγε, Κωνσταντῖνον φύλατε τὸν σὸν οἰκέτην.

With your mighty right hand, Logos of God, protect your servant Constantine.

Commentary

The invocation to the Logos (or Word) of God is to Christ.