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Anonymous (eleventh/twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

Standing figure of the Mother of God orans, the medallion of Christ before her. Sigla preserved at left: ΜΡ̅: Μ(ήτη)ρ [Θ(εο)ῦ]. Within a border of dots, a circular inscription beginning with a cross at seven o'clock:

ΘΚΕΟΗΘΕΙ

Θ(εοτό)κε βοήθει [τῷ σῷ δούλῳ]

Reverse

Inscription of six lines, bottom line missing. Border of dots.

ΣΡ
ΕΙΜΙ
Η̣ΝΛΕ
ΝΝΟ̣
..

[οὗ] σφρα[γί]ς εἰμι [τ]ὴν γρα[φ]ὴν βλέ[πω]ν νό[ει]

Obverse

Standing figure of the Mother of God orans, the medallion of Christ before her. Sigla preserved at left: ΜΡ̅: Μ(ήτη)ρ [Θ(εο)ῦ]. Within a border of dots, a circular inscription beginning with a cross at seven o'clock:

ΘΚΕΟΗΘΕΙ

Θ(εοτό)κε βοήθει [τῷ σῷ δούλῳ]

Reverse

Inscription of six lines, bottom line missing. Border of dots.

ΣΡ
ΕΙΜΙ
Η̣ΝΛΕ
ΝΝΟ̣
..

[οὗ] σφρα[γί]ς εἰμι [τ]ὴν γρα[φ]ὴν βλέ[πω]ν νό[ει]

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1593
Diameter 18.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1708κβ.

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

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ. οὗ σφραγίς εἰμι τὴν γραφὴν βλέπων νόει.

Mother of God, help your servant. Know whose seal I am by looking at the letter.