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Monastery of the Theotokos (?) (sixth/seventh century)

 
 

Obverse

A holy figure, likely the Virgin, wearing chiton and himation. No visible border.

παρωμένου

Reverse

Cruciform monogram. Wreath border.

α - ε - μ - ν - ο - π - ρ - υ - ω

παρωμένου

Obverse

A holy figure, likely the Virgin, wearing chiton and himation. No visible border.

παρωμένου

Reverse

Cruciform monogram. Wreath border.

α - ε - μ - ν - ο - π - ρ - υ - ω

παρωμένου

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.3206
Diameter 24.0 mm; field: 22.0 mm
Previous Editions

Zacos-Veglery, no. 2973.

Translation

παρωμένου

(Translation uncertain.)

Commentary

This may be the seal of an as yet unattested monastery of the Theotokos. The circular inscription, which echoes the monogram, seems to read "παρωμένου," a word not easily explained.