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Aposaites vestes (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

The Mother of God orans, standing on a dais. On either side, the sigla: ̅ΘΥΜ(ήτη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

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


ΣΚΕ
ΠΙΣΜΥΑ
ΓΑΠ,ΣΑ
ΙΤΗΕΣ
ΤΗ

Σκέπις μυ, ἁγνή, Ἁπ(ο)σαίτῃ βέστῃ

Obverse

The Mother of God orans, standing on a dais. On either side, the sigla: ̅ΘΥΜ(ήτη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

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


ΣΚΕ
ΠΙΣΜΥΑ
ΓΑΠ,ΣΑ
ΙΤΗΕΣ
ΤΗ

Σκέπις μυ, ἁγνή, Ἁπ(ο)σαίτῃ βέστῃ

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3717
Diameter 21.0 mm; field: 16.0 mm
Previous Editions

Seibt-Nesbitt, "Odd surnames," no. 12; cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 2129.

Translation

Σκέπoις μoi, ἁγνή, Ἁποσαίτῃ βέστῃ.

Holy one, may you watch over me, the vestes Aposaites.

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