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Priests and ekklesiekdikoi (of Saint Sophia) (twelfth century)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2934
Diameter 76 mm
Field diameter 55 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 42.14; Laurent, Corpus 5.1: no. 112 (illustrated on pl. 16).

Obverse

The Mother of God (right) and Justinian (left), holding between them a model of the church of Saint Sophia. Inscription above and in center: ΗΑ|ΓΙΑ Σ|Ο|Φ|Ι|Α : Ἡ Ἁγία Σοφία. Invocative circular inscription at left, and circular inscription at rightΘΚ̅Ε̅ΟΗΘΕΙ : and: ΙΙΝΙΑΝΟΔΕΣ : Ἰουστινιανὸ(ν) δεσ(πότην)? Border of dots.

Θ(εοτό)κε βοήθει

Reverse

Inscription of six lines preceded by decoration. Border of dots.

τοισθεο
σε
ε.τα
το..πρεσ
.τεροισ
...εκκλ.
..κδικ...

τοῖς θεοσεβε[σ]τάτο[ις] πρεσβ[υ]τέροις [καὶ] ἐκκλ[ησε]κδίκ[οις]

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τοῖς θεοσεβεστάτοις πρεσβυτέροις καὶ ἐκκλησεκδίκοις.

Mother of God, help the most reverent priests and judges of Hagia Sophia.

Commentary

See the commentary to BZS 1951.31.5.2933.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2934
Diameter 76 mm
Field diameter 55 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 42.14; Laurent, Corpus 5.1: no. 112 (illustrated on pl. 16).

Notes

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2934
Diameter 76 mm
Field diameter 55 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 42.14; Laurent, Corpus 5.1: no. 112 (illustrated on pl. 16).

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