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Constantine vestarches (eleventh century, second half)

 
 

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)

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)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1045
Diameter 22.0 mm; field: 16.0 mm
Previous Editions

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

Translation

Κωνσταντίνῳ βεστάρχῃ, ἁγνή, μοι σκέποις.

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

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