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Anonymous (eleventh/twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin, holding the child. Inscription: ̅ΘΥ̅ : Μήτηρ Θεο. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines. Border of dots.


ΜΕ̅ΡΘΥ
.ΦΡΑΓΙΣ
ΤΕΣΚΕ
ΠΗΣΥ
.ΟΙ

Μήτερ Θεοσφραγίς τε καὶ σκέπη σύ μοι

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin, holding the child. Inscription: ̅ΘΥ̅ : Μήτηρ Θεο. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines. Border of dots.


ΜΕ̅ΡΘΥ
.ΦΡΑΓΙΣ
ΤΕΣΚΕ
ΠΗΣΥ
.ΟΙ

Μήτερ Θεοσφραγίς τε καὶ σκέπη σύ μοι

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1170
Diameter 27.0 mm; field: 24.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 1431.

Translation

Μήτερ Θεοῦ σφραγίς τε καὶ σκέπη σύ μοι.

Mother of God, be Thou my seal and my shelter.

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