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Theophylaktos (eleventh/tweflth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God; details indistinct. Sigla on either side: ̅θυ̣̅ : Μή(τη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

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

ε̣σ̣ο̣.
φραγυ̣σ
π̣νγ..
.εο.υλ
..τ̣̣

ἔσο [σ]φραγύς, Πάναγ[νε, Θ]εο[φ]υλ[άκ]τῳ

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God; details indistinct. Sigla on either side: ̅θυ̣̅ : Μή(τη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

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

ε̣σ̣ο̣.
φραγυ̣σ
π̣νγ..
.εο.υλ
..τ̣̣

ἔσο [σ]φραγύς, Πάναγ[νε, Θ]εο[φ]υλ[άκ]τῳ

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.3075
Diameter 20.0 mm
Condition Blank too small for die. Corroded.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 798.

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

Translation

ἔσο σφραγύς, Πάναγνε, Θεοφυλάκτῳ.

All-holy One, be the seal for Theophylaktos.

Commentary

The reading of this metrical inscription has been confirmed with reference to the better preserved parallels published by Wassiliou-Seibt.