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Ananias episkeptites (eleventh century, second half)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans, nimbed. Sigla on left: ̣̅ : Μή(τη)ρ [Θ(εο)ῦ]. Border of dots.

Reverse

A partially preserved inscription of five lines; last line missing. Indeterminate border.

Ε̣̣Θ̣,
Σ
ΝΗ
Π̣ΗΣΚΕ

[Κ(ύρι)]ε β(οή)θ(ει) [τῷ] σῷ δού(λῳ) [Ἀν]ανήᾳ [ἐ]πησκε[πτίτῃ]

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans, nimbed. Sigla on left: ̣̅ : Μή(τη)ρ [Θ(εο)ῦ]. Border of dots.

Reverse

A partially preserved inscription of five lines; last line missing. Indeterminate border.

Ε̣̣Θ̣,
Σ
ΝΗ
Π̣ΗΣΚΕ

[Κ(ύρι)]ε β(οή)θ(ει) [τῷ] σῷ δού(λῳ) [Ἀν]ανήᾳ [ἐ]πησκε[πτίτῃ]

Accession number BZS.1955.1.2193
Diameter 16.0 mm
Condition Broken; more than half missing.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ἀνανήᾳ ἐπησκεπτίτῃ.

Lord, help your servant Ananias, episkeptites.

Commentary

The reading of the inscription has been restored with reference to the seal of the same owner cited in this entry.