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Constantine vestarches (eleventh century, second half)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1045
Diameter 22 mm
Field diameter 16 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 1238.

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans, with the medallion of Christ before her. Inscription preserved at right: Θ̅: [Μ(ήτηρ)] Θ(εοῦ). Border of dots.

Reverse

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

κ̅̅ν
̣,τρχ
αγμοι
σκεπ

Κων(σταντίνῳ) β(εσ)τάρχῃ, ἁγνή, μοι σκέπ(οις)

Translation

Κωνσταντίνῳ βεστάρχῃ, ἁγνή, μοι σκέποις.

May you, Holy One, give me, the vestarches Constantine, your protection.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1045
Diameter 22 mm
Field diameter 16 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 1238.