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Maria sebaste (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin orans, with her hands extended in supplication. Sigla: ̅ΘΥ̅ : Μήτηρ Θεοῦ. No visible border.

Reverse

Inscription in five lines. No visible border.

ΣΖ,
ΑΓΝΗΜΕ
ΤΗΝΣΕΑ
ΣΤΗΝΜΑ
ΡΙΑΝ

Σώζοις ἀγνή με τὴν σεβατὴν Μαρίαν

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin orans, with her hands extended in supplication. Sigla: ̅ΘΥ̅ : Μήτηρ Θεοῦ. No visible border.

Reverse

Inscription in five lines. No visible border.

ΣΖ,
ΑΓΝΗΜΕ
ΤΗΝΣΕΑ
ΣΤΗΝΜΑ
ΡΙΑΝ

Σώζοις ἀγνή με τὴν σεβατὴν Μαρίαν

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4558
Diameter 22.0 mm
Previous Editions

Noted in Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1992, with seals of a Maria sebaste.

Translation

Σώζοις ἀγνή με τὴν σεβατὴν Μαρίαν.

Immaculate one, may you save me, the sebaste Maria.

Commentary

Dodecasyllable.