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Theodoulos monk (eleventh/twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin orans, holding the medallion of Christ before her. Sigla to both sides: ̄θῡ: Μή(τη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

σκε
ποισ 
θεολο
παρθ.
νε

σκέποις μοναχὸν Θεόδουλον, Παρθένε

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin orans, holding the medallion of Christ before her. Sigla to both sides: ̄θῡ: Μή(τη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

σκε
ποισ 
θεολο
παρθ.
νε

σκέποις μοναχὸν Θεόδουλον, Παρθένε

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1608
Diameter 18.0 mm; field: 13.0 mm
Previous Editions

Laurent, Corpus V/2, no. 1446 (misread; the reading has been corrected with reference to the better preserved parallel); cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 2132.

Translation

Σκέποις μοναχὸν Θεόδουλον, Παρθένε.

Virgin, may you protect the monk Theodoulos.

Commentary

Dodecasyllable.