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The monastery of Tziviasousa (eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.870
Diameter 23 mm
Field diameter 17 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 93.1; Laurent, Corpus 5.2: no. 1292 (with different reading).

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God with held held palm outward. At left and right: μρ̅θυ̅ : Μ(ήτη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines preceded by decoration. Border of dots.


τησ
.οντισ
τζιια
σ..

Τῆς [μ]ον(ῆς) τῖς Τζιβιασού[σ(ης)]

Translation

Τῆς μονῆς τῖς Τζιβιασούσης.

(Seal of) the monastery of Tziviasousa.

Commentary

Laurent read the inscription on the reverse as: Τῆς μονῆς τῆς Ὀξυβιασούσης. The letters on our seal are reasonably secure. In RN 9 (1905): 327, no. 217, Schlumberger published a seal that he understood to refer to a monastery τῆς Τζιβιασούσης and cites a passage in the Alexiad (5.5.2 [11]) referring to a stronghold in Thessaly called Τζίβισκος/Τζυβίσκος.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.870
Diameter 23 mm
Field diameter 17 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 93.1; Laurent, Corpus 5.2: no. 1292 (with different reading).

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.870
Diameter 23 mm
Field diameter 17 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 93.1; Laurent, Corpus 5.2: no. 1292 (with different reading).

Notes

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.870
Diameter 23 mm
Field diameter 17 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 93.1; Laurent, Corpus 5.2: no. 1292 (with different reading).

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