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Anonymous (thirteenth century, second half)

 
 

Obverse

The Mother of God (Episkepsis) standing, orans, with an oval medallion of Christ before her. Sigla: ̅ΘΥ̅ : Μή(τη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. On either side, a vertical inscription: ηε|πι|κε|Ψ|ι| : ἡ Ἐπίσκεψι(ς). Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Inscription of seven lines. Border of dots.

ΑΠΛ
ΣΑΧΕΙΡΑΣΕΙΣ
ΕΠΙΣΚΕ̣ΨΙΝΚΟΣ
ΜΣΚΕΠΗΝΚΑ
ΜΠΑΝΑΓΝΕ
ΠΡΑΚΤΕΟΙΣ
διδ̣ου

ἁπλοῦσα χεῖρας ἐις ἐπίσκεψιν κόσμου σκέπην κἀμοῦ, Πάναγνε, πρακτέοις δίδου

Obverse

The Mother of God (Episkepsis) standing, orans, with an oval medallion of Christ before her. Sigla: ̅ΘΥ̅ : Μή(τη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. On either side, a vertical inscription: ηε|πι|κε|Ψ|ι| : ἡ Ἐπίσκεψι(ς). Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Inscription of seven lines. Border of dots.

ΑΠΛ
ΣΑΧΕΙΡΑΣΕΙΣ
ΕΠΙΣΚΕ̣ΨΙΝΚΟΣ
ΜΣΚΕΠΗΝΚΑ
ΜΠΑΝΑΓΝΕ
ΠΡΑΚΤΕΟΙΣ
διδ̣ου

ἁπλοῦσα χεῖρας ἐις ἐπίσκεψιν κόσμου σκέπην κἀμοῦ, Πάναγνε, πρακτέοις δίδου

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3463
Diameter 28.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 123.

Translation

ἁπλοῦσα χεῖρας ἐις ἐπίσκεψιν κόσμου σκέπην κἀμοῦ, Πάναγνε, πρακτέοις δίδου.

As you stretch forth your hands for the care of the world, All-holy One, give your protection to my acts as well.