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Anonymous (twelfth century)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3497
Diameter 31 mm
Field diameter 24 mm

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin holding the child. Sigla: ΜΡ̅ΘΥ̅ : Μήτηρ Θεο. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines. Border of dots.

  
 ΜΕ̅ΡΘΥ
ΣΡΓΙΣ
ΤΕΣΚΕ
ΠΗΣΥ
ΜΟΙ

Μῆτερ Θεοῦ σφραγίς τε καὶ σκέπη σύ μοι.

Translation

Μῆτερ Θεοῦ σφραγίς τε καὶ σκέπη σύ μοι.

Mother of God, be Thou both my seal and protection.