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Semnos (twelfth century, first half)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans, the medallion of Christ before her. Inscription on either side: ̅θυ̅: Μή(τη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, a cross above and a row of pellets below. Border of dots.


λον
σονπ
νγνετον
σεμνον
σκεποις
  

δοῦλον σὸν, ὦ πάναγνε, τὸν Σεμνὸν σκέποις

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans, the medallion of Christ before her. Inscription on either side: ̅θυ̅: Μή(τη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, a cross above and a row of pellets below. Border of dots.


λον
σονπ
νγνετον
σεμνον
σκεποις
  

δοῦλον σὸν, ὦ πάναγνε, τὸν Σεμνὸν σκέποις

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3859
Diameter 24.0 mm; field: 18.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 665.

Translation

δοῦλον σὸν, ὦ πάναγνε, τὸν Σεμνὸν σκέποις.

May you, all-holy One, protect your servant Semnos.

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