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Constantine Xeros, sebastos (twelfth century, second half)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans, with the medallion of Christ before her. On either side, the sigla: ̅θυ̅ : Μή(τη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of seven lines, a cross above. Border of dots.


ηρ̣σε
σττ
γρΦνκ
ντινου
.φργισμκυ
..Σ̣συπ......
πρ...

Ξηροῦ σεβαστοῦ τῶν γραφῶν Κωνσταντίνου [σ]φράγισμα, κῦ[ρο]ς σύ, π[άναγνε] παρ[θένε]

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans, with the medallion of Christ before her. On either side, the sigla: ̅θυ̅ : Μή(τη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of seven lines, a cross above. Border of dots.


ηρ̣σε
σττ
γρΦνκ
ντινου
.φργισμκυ
..Σ̣συπ......
πρ...

Ξηροῦ σεβαστοῦ τῶν γραφῶν Κωνσταντίνου [σ]φράγισμα, κῦ[ρο]ς σύ, π[άναγνε] παρ[θένε]

Accession number BZS.1958.106.3231
Diameter 30.0 mm; field: 28.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1547.

Translation

Ξηροῦ σεβαστοῦ τῶν γραφῶν Κωνσταντίνου σφράγισμα, κῦρος σύ, πάναγνε παρθένε.

May you, all-holy Virgin, be the keeper and seal of the correspondence of the sebastos Constantine Xeros.

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