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Anonymous (eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1209
Diameter 21 mm
Field diameter 19 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 843.

Obverse

The Mother of God enthroned, holding the medallion of Christ before her. Sigla: ̅θυ̅ : Μήτηρ Θεοῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, decorations above and below. Border of dots.


ηεμη
ελπιστησ
σησσησραγ,
οσθεα


Ἡ ἐμὴ ἐλπὶς ἡ τῆς σῆς σφραγδος θέα

Translation

Ἡ ἐμὴ ἐλπὶς ἡ τῆς σῆς σφραγῖδος θέα.

The sight of your seal (i.e. your image on the seal) is my hope.

Commentary

The seal is metrical but consists of thirteen syllables. Loosely translated ("my hope is the sight of you on the seal"), the inscription expresses the anonymous owner's piety towards the Mother of God.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1209
Diameter 21 mm
Field diameter 19 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 843.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1209
Diameter 21 mm
Field diameter 19 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 843.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1209
Diameter 21 mm
Field diameter 19 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 843.

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