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Theophanes (eleventh century, second half)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5686
Diameter 26 mm
Field diameter 20 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 1287.

Obverse

The Mother of God enthroned, holding the medallion of Christ on her lap. On either side, inscription: μ̅θ̅: Μ(ήτηρ) Θ(εοῦ). Along the circumference, a circular inscription beginning with a cross at one o'clock. Border of dots.

λιταισΝαμαρτ,ροστθυ̅με̅ρ

λιταῖς Μηνᾶ μάρτ(υ)ρος τοῦ Θ(εο)ῦ Μ(ῆτ)ερ

Reverse

St. Menas standing, his arms upraised in supplication. Inscription on either side: |m|hn|a|σ : ὁ ἅγιος Μηνᾶς. Within a border of dots, a circular inscription beginning at one o'clock:

υλαττετονσονοιτηνθεοΑ

φύλαττε τὸν σὸν οἰ(κέ)την Θεοφά(νην)

Translation

λιταῖς Μηνᾶ μάρτυρος, τοῦ Θεοῦ Μῆτερ, φύλαττε τὸν σὸν οἰκέτην Θεοφάνην.

Mother of God, through the intercession of the martyr Menas, protect your servant Theophanes.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5686
Diameter 26 mm
Field diameter 20 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 1287.