You are here:Home/Resources/ Byzantine Seals/ Search the Catalogue/ Theoktistos (eleventh century)

Theoktistos (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin orans with the medallion before her. Inscription : .Ρ̣̅ΘΥ̅ : [Μ(ήτη)]ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

ΑΓΝΗ
ΟΗΘΕΙ
ΤΘΕΟ
ΚΤΙΣΤ
ΚΟΡΗ̣

ἀγνή, βοήθει τῷ Θεοκτίστῳ, κόρη

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin orans with the medallion before her. Inscription : .Ρ̣̅ΘΥ̅ : [Μ(ήτη)]ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

ΑΓΝΗ
ΟΗΘΕΙ
ΤΘΕΟ
ΚΤΙΣΤ
ΚΟΡΗ̣

ἀγνή, βοήθει τῷ Θεοκτίστῳ, κόρη

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.198
Diameter 23.0 mm; field: 21.0 mm
Credit Line Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore.

Translation

ἀγνή, βοήθει τῷ Θεοκτίστῳ, κόρη.

Holy Virgin, help Theoktistos. 

Commentary

This inscription consists of a twelve-syllable and thus should be added to the corpus of metrical seals assembled by Wassiliou-Seibt.