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Chasanes strategos (eleventh/twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans. Sigla on either side: μ̅θ̅: Μήτηρ Θεοῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of at least four lines. Border of dots.

......
νεσ̣τ̣ρ̣α̣
γοντ.
χασαν.
σκεποισ

[πάναγ]νε or [παρθέ]νε, στρα[τη]γὸν τ[ὸν] Χασάν[ην] σκέποις

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans. Sigla on either side: μ̅θ̅: Μήτηρ Θεοῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of at least four lines. Border of dots.

......
νεσ̣τ̣ρ̣α̣
γοντ.
χασαν.
σκεποισ

[πάναγ]νε or [παρθέ]νε, στρα[τη]γὸν τ[ὸν] Χασάν[ην] σκέποις

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1449
Diameter 26.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1757.

Translation

πάναγνε or παρθένε, στρατηγὸν τὸν Χασάνην σκέποις.

All-holy One (or Virgin), may you protect the strategos Chasanes.

Commentary

The absence of the top line of the reverse makes it impossible to know if the first word in this metrical invocation is πάρθενε or πάναγνε.