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Anonymous (thirteenth century)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.457
Diameter 35 mm
Condition Blank too small for die.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 123.

Obverse

The Mother of God (Episkepsis) standing, orans, with an oval medallion of Christ before her. Sigla: ̅ΘΥ̅ : Μή(τη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. On either side, a vertical inscription: ηε|πι|σκε|Ψ|ι : ἡ Ἐπίσκεψι(ς). Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Inscription of seven lines, top line only partially preserved. Indeterminate border.

....Σ̣
Α̣χειρασειΣ̣
Π̣ισκεψινκο
ουσκεπην
απαναγΝ̣
εακτεοι
σδιδ

[ἁπλοῦ]σα χεῖρας εἰς [ἐ]πίσκεψιν κό[σ]μου σκέπην [κ]ἀμοῦ, πάναγνε, πρακτέοις δίδου

Translation

Ἁπλοῦσα χεῖρας εἰς ἐπίσκεψιν τοῦ κόσμου σκέπην κἀμοῦ, πάναγνε, πρακτέοις δίδου.

As you stretch forth your hands for the care of the world, All-holy One, give your protection to my acts as well.

Commentary

The inscription consists of two twelve-syllable verses. The reading of this specimen (a token or tessara, given the lack of a channel) has been restored with reference to the many parallels noted by Wassiliou-Seibt.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.457
Diameter 35 mm
Condition Blank too small for die.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 123.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.457
Diameter 35 mm
Condition Blank too small for die.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 123.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.457
Diameter 35 mm
Condition Blank too small for die.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 123.

Parallels

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