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John protoproedros and epi tes basilikes sakelles (eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.505
Diameter 27 mm

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin orans with medallion. Sigla: ̅θυ̅. Epithet along the upper circumference: ηλαχερν,τησα : Μήτηρ Θεοῦ ἡ Βλαχερνίτησα. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines preceded by a cross. Border of dots.


θκε̅,θ,
ιπρτο
προερ
επιτησ̅⸣
σκελ
λησ

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Ἰωάννῃ πρωτοπροέδρῳ καὶ ἐπὶ τῆς βασιλικῆς σακέλλης

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Ἰωάννῃ πρωτοπροέδρῳ καὶ ἐπὶ τῆς βασιλικῆς σακέλλης.

Mother of God, help John protoproedros and epi tes basilikes sakelles.

Commentary

This is one of four seals from the same boulloterion edited jointly (parallels listed below).

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.505
Diameter 27 mm

Bibliography

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.505
Diameter 27 mm

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