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The diakonia of the Theotokos of the property of Verus (seventh/eighth century)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1368
Diameter 26 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 34.1b (mislabelled, photograph a); Laurent, Corpus 5.2: no. 1221; Zacos–Veglery, no. 1127b. Laurent is mistaken that 1958.106.53 is a similar specimen.

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God with Christ before her; at left and right, small crosses. Circular inscription, beginning at 12 o'clock, between a double border of dots.

γισθεοτο

[Ὑπερ]αγίας Θεοτό[κου]

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Wreath border.

δι
κονισ
τονβι
ρον

Διακονίας τον Βίρου

Translation

Ὑπεραγίας Θεοτόκου Διακονίας τον Βίρου.

(Seal of) the diakonia of the most holy Theotokos of the property of Verus.

Commentary

This seal is edited jointly with its counterparts from the same boulloterion: BZS 1951.31.5.1982 and 1958.106.43 (see also the commentary to this entry).

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1368
Diameter 26 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 34.1b (mislabelled, photograph a); Laurent, Corpus 5.2: no. 1221; Zacos–Veglery, no. 1127b. Laurent is mistaken that 1958.106.53 is a similar specimen.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1368
Diameter 26 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 34.1b (mislabelled, photograph a); Laurent, Corpus 5.2: no. 1221; Zacos–Veglery, no. 1127b. Laurent is mistaken that 1958.106.53 is a similar specimen.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1368
Diameter 26 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 34.1b (mislabelled, photograph a); Laurent, Corpus 5.2: no. 1221; Zacos–Veglery, no. 1127b. Laurent is mistaken that 1958.106.53 is a similar specimen.