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Joseph and Joachim (tenth/eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Inscription of three lines. Border of dots.

Κε̅
ΟΗΘΙ̣
ΣΗΦ

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθ(ει) Ἰωσήφ

Reverse

Inscription of three lines. Border of dots.

ΚεΟ
ΘΙ
ΚΗΜ

Κ(ύρι)ε βο[ή]θ(ει) Ἰωακὴμ

Obverse

Inscription of three lines. Border of dots.

Κε̅
ΟΗΘΙ̣
ΣΗΦ

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθ(ει) Ἰωσήφ

Reverse

Inscription of three lines. Border of dots.

ΚεΟ
ΘΙ
ΚΗΜ

Κ(ύρι)ε βο[ή]θ(ει) Ἰωακὴμ

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2529
Diameter 16.0 mm
Credit Line Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει Ἰωσήφ.

Lord, help Joseph.

Κύριε βοήθει Ἰωακὴμ.

Lord, help Joachim.

Commentary

The seal contains two inscriptions, one for each of the persons named.