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Anonymous (thirteenth century)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.457
Diameter 35 mm
Condition Blank too small for die.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 123.

Obverse

The Mother of God (Episkepsis) standing, orans, with an oval medallion of Christ before her. Sigla: ̅ΘΥ̅ : Μήτηρ Θεοῦ. On either side, a vertical inscription: ηε|πι|σκε|Ψ|ι : ἡ Ἐπίσκεψις. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Inscription of seven lines, top line only partially preserved. Indeterminate border.

....Σ
αχειρασεισ
πισκεψινκο
ουσκεπην
απαναγν
εακτεοι
σδιδ

ἁπλοῦσα χεῖρας εἰς πίσκεψιν κόσμου σκέπην κἀμοῦ, πάναγνε, πρακτέοις δίδου

Translation

Ἁπλοῦσα χεῖρας εἰς ἐπίσκεψιν τοῦ κόσμου σκέπην κἀμοῦ, πάναγνε, πρακτέοις δίδου.

As you stretch forth your hands for the care of the world, All-holy One, give your protection to my acts as well.

Commentary

The inscription consists of two twelve-syllable verses. The reading of this specimen (a token or tessara, given the lack of a channel) has been restored with reference to the many parallels noted by Wassiliou-Seibt.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.457
Diameter 35 mm
Condition Blank too small for die.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 123.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.457
Diameter 35 mm
Condition Blank too small for die.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 123.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.457
Diameter 35 mm
Condition Blank too small for die.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 123.

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