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Stephen Batatzes, sebastos (thirteenth century, second half)

 
 

Obverse

The Mother of God standing, orans, with the bust of Christ before her (details indistinct). On either side, inscription: Ρ̅ΘΥ̅: Μ(ήτη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines, bottom line missing. Border of dots.

Ε̣Β.
Τ̣Ο̣ΝΒ.
ΤΗΝΣ̣.
ΕΦΝΟΝ...
Θ̣ΕΝΕΣΚ̣
...

[σ]εβα[σ]τὸν Βα[τ]άτζην Σ[τ]έφανον, [παρ]θένε, σ[κέπε]

Obverse

The Mother of God standing, orans, with the bust of Christ before her (details indistinct). On either side, inscription: Ρ̅ΘΥ̅: Μ(ήτη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines, bottom line missing. Border of dots.

Ε̣Β.
Τ̣Ο̣ΝΒ.
ΤΗΝΣ̣.
ΕΦΝΟΝ...
Θ̣ΕΝΕΣΚ̣
...

[σ]εβα[σ]τὸν Βα[τ]άτζην Σ[τ]έφανον, [παρ]θένε, σ[κέπε]

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1340
Diameter 30.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1907c.

Translation

σεβαστὸν Βατάτζην Στέφανον, παρθένε, σκέπε.

Virgin, protect the sebastos Stephen Batatzes.

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