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Pantoleon (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin; details indistinct. Within concentric borders of dots, a circular inscription beginning at seven o'clock: ..ΣΠΟΙΝΑΜΕ̅ΡΚΥ̅ΘΚ

[δέ]σποινα Μ(ῆτ)ερ Κ(ύριο)υ Θ(εοτό)κ[ε] 

Reverse

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

ΠΑΣΗΣ
Φ̣ΥΛΑΤΤΕΠ
.ΝΤΟΛΕΟΝΤ
.Λ̣Α̣̣Η̣.

πάσης φύλαττε Π[α]ντολέοντ(α) [β]λάβη[ς]

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin; details indistinct. Within concentric borders of dots, a circular inscription beginning at seven o'clock: ..ΣΠΟΙΝΑΜΕ̅ΡΚΥ̅ΘΚ

[δέ]σποινα Μ(ῆτ)ερ Κ(ύριο)υ Θ(εοτό)κ[ε] 

Reverse

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

ΠΑΣΗΣ
Φ̣ΥΛΑΤΤΕΠ
.ΝΤΟΛΕΟΝΤ
.Λ̣Α̣̣Η̣.

πάσης φύλαττε Π[α]ντολέοντ(α) [β]λάβη[ς]

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1991
Diameter 23.0 mm
Credit Line Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore.

Translation

δέσποινα Μῆτερ Κύριου Θεοτόκε, πάσης φύλαττε Παντολέοντα βλάβης.

Sovereign Lady, Mother of God, protect Pantoleon from all harm.

Commentary

Two metrical verses of twelve syllables each. This inscription should be added to the corpus assembled by Wassiliou-Seibt.