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Maria (eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1853
Diameter 26 mm
Condition Struck off center.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 169.

Obverse

St. Anna holding the Theotokos on her right arm. On the right side, the sigla: η|γι||ν|ν| : ἡ ἁγία Ἄννα. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, top line missing. Border of dots.

...
ησφρ.
ιστ,ρΟ̣Υ̣
μριΣ̣
λ.Γου

[αὕτ]η σφρα[γ]ὶς τ(η)ροῦ[σ]α Μαρίας λ[ό]γου(ς)

Translation

Αὕτη σφραγὶς τηροῦσα Μαρίας λόγους.

This is the seal safeguarding the correspondence of Maria.

Commentary

Note the rare depiction of the Theotokos as a child, held by her mother St. Anna.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1853
Diameter 26 mm
Condition Struck off center.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 169.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1853
Diameter 26 mm
Condition Struck off center.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 169.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1853
Diameter 26 mm
Condition Struck off center.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 169.

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