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Elias magistros (eleventh century, second half)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3707
Diameter 22 mm
Field diameter 18 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1993.

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans, the medallion of Christ before her. Sigla on either side: Μ̅Θ̅: Μ(ήτηρ) Θ(εοῦ). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

ΣΚΕ
ΠΟΙΣΑΝΑ
ΣΑΤΟΜΑ
ΓΙΣΤΡΟ
ΗΛΙΑ

σκέποις, ἄνασ(σ)α, το μαγίστρο Ἠλιᾳ

Translation

σκέποις, ἄνασσα, το μαγίστρο Ἠλιᾳ.

Sovereign lady, may you protect the magistros Elias.

Commentary

The owner's name and title appear to be in the dative case, rather than in the expected accusative.

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3707
Diameter 22 mm
Field diameter 18 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1993.