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Maria Hikanatissa (twelfth century, first half)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans, the medallion of Christ before her. Inscription on either side: ̅ΘΥ̅: Μή(τη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

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

ΣΚΕ
ΠΟΙΣΙΚ
ΝΤΙΣΝ
ΓΝΗΜ
Ρ̣ΙΝ

σκέποις Ἱκανάτισ(σ)αν, ἁγνή, Μαρίαν

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans, the medallion of Christ before her. Inscription on either side: ̅ΘΥ̅: Μή(τη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

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

ΣΚΕ
ΠΟΙΣΙΚ
ΝΤΙΣΝ
ΓΝΗΜ
Ρ̣ΙΝ

σκέποις Ἱκανάτισ(σ)αν, ἁγνή, Μαρίαν

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.693
Diameter 26.0 mm; field: 24.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 2020.

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

Translation

σκέποις Ἱκανάτισσαν, ἁγνή, Μαρίαν.

Holy One, may you protect Marian Hikanatissa.