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N. Hierakes (eleventh century, second half)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans, the medallion of Christ before her. Sigla on either side: Μ̅Θ̅: Μ(ήτηρ) Θ(εοῦ). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

ΣΚΕΠ,
ΜΕ̅ΘΥ̅
ΤΟΝΙΕ
ΡΑΚˊ

σκέπ(οις) με, Μῆ(τε)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ, τὸν Ἱεράκ(ην)

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans, the medallion of Christ before her. Sigla on either side: Μ̅Θ̅: Μ(ήτηρ) Θ(εοῦ). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

ΣΚΕΠ,
ΜΕ̅ΘΥ̅
ΤΟΝΙΕ
ΡΑΚˊ

σκέπ(οις) με, Μῆ(τε)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ, τὸν Ἱεράκ(ην)

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1169
Diameter 20.0 mm; field: 16.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 2090.

Translation

σκέποις με, Μῆτερ Θεοῦ, τὸν Ἱεράκην.

Mother of God, may you protect Hierakes.

Commentary