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Theodosios (eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1613
Diameter 15 mm
Field diameter 10 mm
Condition Slightly chipped at the openings of the channels.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Corpus, no. 379.

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God, nimbate, orans, with the medallion of Christ before her. Sigla to both sides: Μ̄Θ̄: Μήτηρ Θεοῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription in five lines. Border of dots.

γραφ,
σφραγι
λογ,θε
ο.οσι

Γραφὰς σφραγίζω καὶ λόγους Θεοδοσίου

Translation

Γραφὰς σφραγίζω καὶ λόγους Θεοδοσίου.

I seal the writings and words of Theodosios.

Commentary

In his unpublished catalogue of the Shaw catalogue, Laurent calls the thirteen-syllable metrical inscription on the reverse hypermetric. On the other hand, Wassiliou-Seibt explains the extra syllable by saying that there is synizesis occuring in the first two syllables of Θεοδοσίου.

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1613
Diameter 15 mm
Field diameter 10 mm
Condition Slightly chipped at the openings of the channels.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Corpus, no. 379.

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1613
Diameter 15 mm
Field diameter 10 mm
Condition Slightly chipped at the openings of the channels.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Corpus, no. 379.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1613
Diameter 15 mm
Field diameter 10 mm
Condition Slightly chipped at the openings of the channels.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Corpus, no. 379.

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