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Symeon, monk (eleventh/twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans, the medallion before her. On either side, sigla: ̅θυ̅ : Μή(τη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

οικ.ρˊ
Α̅συμε
κορσκε
ποισ

οἰκ[τ]ρ(ὸν) (μον)α(χὸν) Συμεών, κόρ(η), σκέποις

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans, the medallion before her. On either side, sigla: ̅θυ̅ : Μή(τη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

οικ.ρˊ
Α̅συμε
κορσκε
ποισ

οἰκ[τ]ρ(ὸν) (μον)α(χὸν) Συμεών, κόρ(η), σκέποις

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1473
Diameter 19.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1580.

Translation

οἰκτρὸν μοναχὸν Συμεών, κόρη, σκέποις.

Virgin, may you watch over the humble monk Symeon.

Commentary

Note the unusual ligature of ΜΥ in the second line of the reverse.