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Sabas monk (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin orans. Sigla: μρ̅θυ̅ : Μήτηρ Θεοῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription in four lines with cross above. Border of dots.


θυ̅̅
φοιλα
τεαχ
σααν

Θεοῦ μῆτερ φοίλατε μοναχὸν Σάβαν

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin orans. Sigla: μρ̅θυ̅ : Μήτηρ Θεοῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription in four lines with cross above. Border of dots.


θυ̅̅
φοιλα
τεαχ
σααν

Θεοῦ μῆτερ φοίλατε μοναχὸν Σάβαν

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.557
Diameter 21.0 mm; field: 17.0 mm
Previous Editions

Laurent, Corpus V/2, no. 1439; cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 931.

Translation

Θεοῦ μῆτερ φοίλατε μοναχὸν Σάβαν.

Mother of God, guard the monk Sabas.

Commentary

Dodecasyllabic.