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Maria spatharissa (ninth century)

Accession number BZS.1947.2.881
Diameter 32 mm
Field diameter 24 mm
Condition Chipped at the upper opening of the channel. Small additional chip on the bottom of the reverse.

Obverse

Double cross on three steps. Circular inscription within two borders of dots.

ΚΕοηθ..ησηδουλ

Κύριε βοήθη τῇ σῇ δούλ

Reverse

Inscription in three lines with decorations above and below. Border of dots.


μαρηα
σσπαθα
ρεασ


Μαρήας σπαθαρέας

Translation

Κύριε βοήθη τῇ σῇ δούλῃ. Μαρήας σπαθαρέας.

Lord help your servant. (Seal of) Maria spatharissa.

Commentary

Note that on her seal, Maria does not call herself a "spatharissa," but a "spatharea." In his unpublished catalogue of the Shaw collection, Laurent identifies this Maria as the same individual as seal BZS.1947.2.908, when she was a protospatharissa.

Accession number BZS.1947.2.881
Diameter 32 mm
Field diameter 24 mm
Condition Chipped at the upper opening of the channel. Small additional chip on the bottom of the reverse.

Bibliography

Accession number BZS.1947.2.881
Diameter 32 mm
Field diameter 24 mm
Condition Chipped at the upper opening of the channel. Small additional chip on the bottom of the reverse.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1947.2.881
Diameter 32 mm
Field diameter 24 mm
Condition Chipped at the upper opening of the channel. Small additional chip on the bottom of the reverse.