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Anonymous panhypersebastos (twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

The Mother of God seated on a high-backed throne, holding the Christ child in her lap. An archangel standing on either side. No inscription visible. Border of dots.

Reverse

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

τον
πανυπερ
σεαον
.γνημε
..ε̣Πε̣

τὸν πανυπερσέβαστον, [Ἁ]γνή, με [σκ]έπε

Obverse

The Mother of God seated on a high-backed throne, holding the Christ child in her lap. An archangel standing on either side. No inscription visible. Border of dots.

Reverse

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

τον
πανυπερ
σεαον
.γνημε
..ε̣Πε̣

τὸν πανυπερσέβαστον, [Ἁ]γνή, με [σκ]έπε

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2236
Diameter 30.0 mm; field: 25.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Zacos 2720.

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

Translation

τὸν πανυπερσέβαστον, Ἁγνή, με σκέπε.

Holy One, protect me, the panhypersebastos.