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Eudokia nun (eleventh/twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin orans. Traces of sigla: Μ: Μήτηρ Θεοῦ. Circular inscription. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Inscription in five lines. Border of dots.

ΘΚ̅Ε,Θ,
ΤΗΣΗΔΛ.
ΕΥΔΟΚ,ΑΧ
ΔΛ,ΤΗΣ
ΤΡΙΔΟΣ

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῇ σῇ δούλ Εὐδοκίᾳ μοναχ καὶ δούλ τῆς Τριάδος

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin orans. Traces of sigla: Μ: Μήτηρ Θεοῦ. Circular inscription. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Inscription in five lines. Border of dots.

ΘΚ̅Ε,Θ,
ΤΗΣΗΔΛ.
ΕΥΔΟΚ,ΑΧ
ΔΛ,ΤΗΣ
ΤΡΙΔΟΣ

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῇ σῇ δούλ Εὐδοκίᾳ μοναχ καὶ δούλ τῆς Τριάδος

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1160
Diameter 21.0 mm; field: 17.0 mm
Previous Editions

Laurent, Corpus V/2, no. 1465.

Credit Line Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore.

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῇ σῇ δούλῃ Εὐδοκίᾳ μοναχῇ καὶ δούλῃ τῆς Τριάδος.

Theotokos, help your servant Eudokia, nun and servant of the Trinity.

Commentary

The circular inscription on the obverse will have read ἡ περίδοξος ("glorious"), an epithet of the Virgin that appears on the parallel to this seal cited below.