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Symeon Skamnitzes, vestes (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of Mother of God orans with the medallion of Christ before her. Sigla: Μ̣̅Θ̅ : Μ(ήτηρ) Θ(εοῦ). Linear border.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Linear border.

σιμε̣ο̣
εστι
τοσκα

Σίμεο(ν) βέστι το Σκαμνήτζ(ῃ)

Obverse

Bust of Mother of God orans with the medallion of Christ before her. Sigla: Μ̣̅Θ̅ : Μ(ήτηρ) Θ(εοῦ). Linear border.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Linear border.

σιμε̣ο̣
εστι
τοσκα

Σίμεο(ν) βέστι το Σκαμνήτζ(ῃ)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1144
Diameter 18.0 mm; field: 13.0 mm
Condition Broken on left side; chips at top and bottom of channel.
Credit Line Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore.

Translation

Σίμεοω βέστι το Σκαμνήτζῃ.

Symeon Skamnitzes, vestes.

Commentary

We read the last letter of the reverse inscription as an abbreviation for TZ. It is possible, however, that the owner's name was Skamnetes.