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The protos of (Mount) Papikion (tenth/eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin, orans, with medallion of Christ before her. Sigla: ΜΡ̅ΘΥ̅ : Μήτηρ Θεοῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription in five lines. Border of dots.

θκ̅ε
οηθει
τοπροτ,
τππι
κιου

Θεοτόκε βοήθει το πρότ τοῦ Παπικίου

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin, orans, with medallion of Christ before her. Sigla: ΜΡ̅ΘΥ̅ : Μήτηρ Θεοῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription in five lines. Border of dots.

θκ̅ε
οηθει
τοπροτ,
τππι
κιου

Θεοτόκε βοήθει το πρότ τοῦ Παπικίου

Accession number BZS.1958.106.212
Diameter 19.0 mm; field: 13.0 mm
Previous Editions

Laurent, Corpus V/2, no. 1237. Laurent republishes the seal according to three other copies that exist, but produces our seal in the plates.

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει το πρότῳ τοῦ Παπικίου.

Theotokos, help the protos of (Mount) Papikion.