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Pothos judge (eleventh century, second half)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1859
Diameter 28 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 1432.

Obverse

The Mother of God (Basiotissa) standing, holding the Child in her right arm. Sigla on either side: ̅θυ̅: Μή(τη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Inscription in two columns: ||Α|σ|ι|τ|ι|σ|α : ἡ Βασιώτισ(σ)α. Within concentric circles of dots, an inscription beginning with a cross at twelve o'clock:

μρ̅θ....τ̣.τ̣.αρχαγγελν

Μ(ῆτε)ρ Θ(εο)[ῦ (καὶ) πρῶ]τ[ε] τῶ[ν] ἀρχαγγέλων

Reverse

The archangel Michael standing, holding the sceptre and globus cruciger. Sigla preserved at right: χ|μ : Μ(ι)χ(αήλ). Within concentric circles of dots, an inscription beginning with a cross at twelve o'clock:

ποθουκριτουρυσ.τε̣̣λ.......υ̣σ

Πόθου κριτοῦ ῥύσ[α]τε βουλ[ὰς (καὶ) λόγο]υς

Translation

Μῆτερ Θεοῦ καὶ πρῶτε τῶν ἀρχαγγέλων Πόθου κριτοῦ ῥύσατε βουλὰς καὶ λόγους.

Mother of God and first among the archangels, preserved the decisions and words of Pothos.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1859
Diameter 28 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 1432.