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Anonymous (twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St Theodore holding a spear and shield. Inscription on either side: |θ|εo|δ||ρ, : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Θεόδωρ(ος). Border of dots.

Reverse

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


τηνσ
σφραγι,
μαρτυσ
εικονα
ποθ,

τὴν σὴν σφραγίζ(ω), μάρτυς, εἰκόνα πόθ(ῳ)

Obverse

Bust of St Theodore holding a spear and shield. Inscription on either side: |θ|εo|δ||ρ, : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Θεόδωρ(ος). Border of dots.

Reverse

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


τηνσ
σφραγι,
μαρτυσ
εικονα
ποθ,

τὴν σὴν σφραγίζ(ω), μάρτυς, εἰκόνα πόθ(ῳ)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.364
Diameter 16.0 mm; field: 14.0 mm
Credit Line Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore.

Translation

τὴν σὴν σφραγίζω, μάρτυς, εἰκόνα πόθῳ.

With devotion do I impress your image, martyr, upon my seal.