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Klemens (eleventh/twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin orans. Inscription : ̣̅Θ̣Υ̅ : Μή(τη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, a cross above. Border of dots.


Σ̣ΚΕΠΕ
ΔΕΣΠΟΙΝΑ
Κ̣ΛΗΜΕΝΤΑ
ΤΟΝΣΟΝ
ΔΛΟΝ

σκέπε, δέσποινα, Κλήμεντα τὸν σὸν δοῦλον

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin orans. Inscription : ̣̅Θ̣Υ̅ : Μή(τη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, a cross above. Border of dots.


Σ̣ΚΕΠΕ
ΔΕΣΠΟΙΝΑ
Κ̣ΛΗΜΕΝΤΑ
ΤΟΝΣΟΝ
ΔΛΟΝ

σκέπε, δέσποινα, Κλήμεντα τὸν σὸν δοῦλον

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2487
Diameter 24.0 mm; field: 18.0 mm
Credit Line Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore.

Translation

σκέπε, δέσποινα, Κλήμεντα τὸν σὸν δοῦλον.

Lady, protect your servant Klemens.

Commentary

Metrical verse of twelve syllables. This inscription should be added to the catalogue prepared by Alexandra Wassiliou-Seibt.