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Constantine deacon and chartophylax of the Great Church (twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

The Mother of God standing. At right: Θ̅ : [Μ(ήτη)ρ] Θ(εο)[ῦ]. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of seven lines. Border of dots.

θκεο
ηθηκ̅νδι
ακονSχαρ
τοφυλακι
τησμεγαλη.
εκκλησι
ασ

Θ(εοτό)κε βοήθη Κων(σταντίνῳ) διακόνῳ (καὶ) χαρτοφύλακι τῆς Μεγάλη[ς] Ἐκκλησίας

Obverse

The Mother of God standing. At right: Θ̅ : [Μ(ήτη)ρ] Θ(εο)[ῦ]. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of seven lines. Border of dots.

θκεο
ηθηκ̅νδι
ακονSχαρ
τοφυλακι
τησμεγαλη.
εκκλησι
ασ

Θ(εοτό)κε βοήθη Κων(σταντίνῳ) διακόνῳ (καὶ) χαρτοφύλακι τῆς Μεγάλη[ς] Ἐκκλησίας

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1434
Diameter 42.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 42.2; Laurent, Corpus 5.1: no. 100.

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθη Κωνσταντίνῳ διακόνῳ καὶ χαρτοφύλακι τῆς Μεγάλης Ἐκκλησίας.

Mother of God, help Constantine deacon and chartophylax of the Great Church.

Commentary

Although the reverse is corroded, most of the lettering is discernible.