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Maria (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

St. Anna holding the Theotokos on her right arm. On the right side, the sigla: η|γι||ν|ν| : ἡ ἁγία Ἄννα. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, top line missing. Border of dots.

...
ησφρ.
ιστ,ρΟ̣Υ̣
μριΣ̣
λ.Γου

[αὕτ]η σφρα[γ]ὶς τ(η)ροῦ[σ]α Μαρίας λ[ό]γου(ς)

Obverse

St. Anna holding the Theotokos on her right arm. On the right side, the sigla: η|γι||ν|ν| : ἡ ἁγία Ἄννα. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, top line missing. Border of dots.

...
ησφρ.
ιστ,ρΟ̣Υ̣
μριΣ̣
λ.Γου

[αὕτ]η σφρα[γ]ὶς τ(η)ροῦ[σ]α Μαρίας λ[ό]γου(ς)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1853
Diameter 26.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 169.

Translation

Αὕτη σφραγὶς τηροῦσα Μαρίας λόγους.

This is the seal safeguarding the correspondence of Maria.

Commentary

Note the rare depiction of the Theotokos as a child, held by her mother St. Anna.