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Demetrios (bishop) of Morava (?) (twelfth century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.4495
Diameter 20 mm
Field diameter 16 mm
Condition Partially effaced on the reverse.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 23a.

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans (Episkepsis) with the medallion of Christ before her. Sigla: ̅θυ̅ : Μήτηρ Θεοῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, a cross above. Border of dots.


Αγσκε
ποισμεη
μιτριο,μο
ρα...

Ἁγνή, σκέποις με Δημίτριον Μοράβων

Translation

Ἁγνή, σκέποις με Δημίτριον Μοράβων.

Holy One, protect me, Demetrios (bishop) of Morava.

Commentary

The reading of the placename Morava (either Μοράβων or Μοράβου) is by no means certain, though it seems likely on the basis of another seal included by Wassiliou-Seibt in her catalogue (no. 23). On the bishopric of Morava, see the commentary to BZS 1955.1.3001 linked below.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.4495
Diameter 20 mm
Field diameter 16 mm
Condition Partially effaced on the reverse.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 23a.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.4495
Diameter 20 mm
Field diameter 16 mm
Condition Partially effaced on the reverse.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 23a.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1958.106.4495
Diameter 20 mm
Field diameter 16 mm
Condition Partially effaced on the reverse.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 23a.