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Strategios (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin, with nimbus, turned towards manus Dei about her right shoulder. Epigraphy preserved at left : ̣̅ : Μ(ήτη)ρ [Θ(εο)ῦ]. Border of dots.

Reverse

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

ΣΟΝ
ΣΤΡΑΤ̣Η
ΓΙΟΝΑ̣Γ̣̣
.ΡΘΕΝΕ
Σ̣ΚΕΠΟΙΣ

σὸν Στρατήγιον, ἀγνὴ [Π]άρθενε, σκέποις

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin, with nimbus, turned towards manus Dei about her right shoulder. Epigraphy preserved at left : ̣̅ : Μ(ήτη)ρ [Θ(εο)ῦ]. Border of dots.

Reverse

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

ΣΟΝ
ΣΤΡΑΤ̣Η
ΓΙΟΝΑ̣Γ̣̣
.ΡΘΕΝΕ
Σ̣ΚΕΠΟΙΣ

σὸν Στρατήγιον, ἀγνὴ [Π]άρθενε, σκέποις

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3729
Diameter 22.0 mm

Translation

σὸν Στρατήγιον, ἀγνὴ Πάρθενε, σκέποις.

Holy Virgin, may you protect your servant Strategios. 

Commentary

This inscription should be added to the corpus of metrical seals assembled by Wassiliou-Seibt.