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(The monastery) of (Christ) Philanthropos (twelfth century)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4937
Diameter 34 mm
Condition One-third missing. The reading has been restored with reference to the better preserved specimen from the same boulloterion noted below.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 56.4b; Laurent, Corpus 5.3: no. 1909 (accession no. misidentified). For another similar specimen, see Sig., 139–40 (= Laurent, Corpus 5.2: no. 1183 = Shandrovskaia, "Sfragistika," 811).

Obverse

Bust of Christ holding a book. At right: ΙΣ̅ΧΣ̅ : [Ἰ(ησοῦ)ς] Χ(ριστό)ς. Remains of circular inscription at right: οφιλανθρπος: ὁ Φινλάνθρωπος. Border of dots.

Reverse

Half-length representation of the Mother of God holding her hands, palm outward, before her. At left: ̅ΘΥ̅ : Μή(τη)ρ [Θ(εο)ῦ]. Border of dots.

Commentary

The monastery of Christ Philanthropos, situated near the Blachernae Church, was founded by the empress Irene, the wife of Alexios I Komnenos: Janin, Églises: 525–27.

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4937
Diameter 34 mm
Condition One-third missing. The reading has been restored with reference to the better preserved specimen from the same boulloterion noted below.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 56.4b; Laurent, Corpus 5.3: no. 1909 (accession no. misidentified). For another similar specimen, see Sig., 139–40 (= Laurent, Corpus 5.2: no. 1183 = Shandrovskaia, "Sfragistika," 811).

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4937
Diameter 34 mm
Condition One-third missing. The reading has been restored with reference to the better preserved specimen from the same boulloterion noted below.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 56.4b; Laurent, Corpus 5.3: no. 1909 (accession no. misidentified). For another similar specimen, see Sig., 139–40 (= Laurent, Corpus 5.2: no. 1183 = Shandrovskaia, "Sfragistika," 811).

Notes

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4937
Diameter 34 mm
Condition One-third missing. The reading has been restored with reference to the better preserved specimen from the same boulloterion noted below.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 56.4b; Laurent, Corpus 5.3: no. 1909 (accession no. misidentified). For another similar specimen, see Sig., 139–40 (= Laurent, Corpus 5.2: no. 1183 = Shandrovskaia, "Sfragistika," 811).