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Theodore (eleventh century, second half)

 
 

Obverse

The Mother of God seated on a backed throne, holding the medallion in her lap. On either side: ̅θυ̅ : Μ(ήτη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of seven lines beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

σαισ
αγκαλαισ
ερσαε
.ποτ,ολ,λο
.σεαι
συντε..
θεορ

σαῖς ἀγκάλαις φέρουσα δε[σ]πότην ὅλ(ων) λό[γ]ους βεβαιοῦ σὺν τέ[κν]ῳ Θεοδώρ(ου)

Obverse

The Mother of God seated on a backed throne, holding the medallion in her lap. On either side: ̅θυ̅ : Μ(ήτη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of seven lines beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

σαισ
αγκαλαισ
ερσαε
.ποτ,ολ,λο
.σεαι
συντε..
θεορ

σαῖς ἀγκάλαις φέρουσα δε[σ]πότην ὅλ(ων) λό[γ]ους βεβαιοῦ σὺν τέ[κν]ῳ Θεοδώρ(ου)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2220
Diameter 33.0 mm; field: 30.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1893.

Translation

σαῖς ἀγκάλαις φέρουσα δεσπότην ὅλων λόγους βεβαιοῦ σὺν τέκνῳ Θεοδώρου.

You who bear the lord of all in your arms, together with your child give surety to the words of Theodore.

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