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Constantine (bishop) of Sosandra (eleventh century, second half)

 
 

Obverse

The Mother of God standing, holding the Child in her left arm. Epigraphy on either side: μρ̅θυ̅:  Μ(ήτη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

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

κ̅ν
παναγνε̣
σσανδρ̣
σκ̣ε̣

Κων(σταντῖνον), πάναγνε, Σωσάνδρ(ων) σκέ[π(οις)]

Obverse

The Mother of God standing, holding the Child in her left arm. Epigraphy on either side: μρ̅θυ̅:  Μ(ήτη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

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

κ̅ν
παναγνε̣
σσανδρ̣
σκ̣ε̣

Κων(σταντῖνον), πάναγνε, Σωσάνδρ(ων) σκέ[π(οις)]

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2870
Diameter 24.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 1195. This specimen should have been included with the parallel published in DO Seals 3, no. 36.1.

Translation

Κωνσταντῖνον, πάναγνε, Σωσάνδρων σκέποις.

All-holy One, may you protect Constantine (bishop) of Sosandra.

Commentary

See the commentary to BZS 1958.106.5302.