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The (metropolitan) of Kyzikos (twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin orans, with the medallion of Christ before her. On either side the sigla: ΘY: Mή(τη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

ΟΝ
ΚΥΙΚΟΥ
ΠΡΟΜΑΧΑΓ
ΜΕΣΚΕΠΟΙ
Σ

Τὸν Κυζίκου, πρόμαχ(ος) Ἀγνή, με σκέποις

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin orans, with the medallion of Christ before her. On either side the sigla: ΘY: Mή(τη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

ΟΝ
ΚΥΙΚΟΥ
ΠΡΟΜΑΧΑΓ
ΜΕΣΚΕΠΟΙ
Σ

Τὸν Κυζίκου, πρόμαχ(ος) Ἀγνή, με σκέποις

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1912
Diameter 21.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 53.10.
Laurent, Corpus V/1, no. 356.

Translation

Τὸν Κυζίκου, πρόμαχ(ος) Ἀγνή, με σκέποις.

Holy One and champion, may you watch over me, the (metropolitan) of Kyzikos.

Commentary

Dodecasyllable. We follow Laurent in considering πρόμαχ(ος) as an epithet of the Virgin (ἀγνή).