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Anonymous, panhypersebastos (twelfth/thirteenth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans, the medallion of Christ before her. No epigraphy visible. No border visible.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

Τ.Ν
.ΑΝΥΠΕΡ̣
.Ε̣ΑΣΤΟΝ̣
.Γ̣ΝΗΜΕ̣
ΣΚΕΠ,

τ[ὸ]ν [π]ανυπερ[σ]έβαστον [Ἁ]γνή με σκέπ(οις)

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans, the medallion of Christ before her. No epigraphy visible. No border visible.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

Τ.Ν
.ΑΝΥΠΕΡ̣
.Ε̣ΑΣΤΟΝ̣
.Γ̣ΝΗΜΕ̣
ΣΚΕΠ,

τ[ὸ]ν [π]ανυπερ[σ]έβαστον [Ἁ]γνή με σκέπ(οις)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3786
Diameter 28.0 mm
Condition Chipped at top.

Translation

τὸν πανυπερσέβαστον Ἁγνή με σκέποις.

Chaste woman, may you watch over me, the panhypersebastos.

Commentary

The inscription forms a dodecasyllabic verse which interestingly does not give the owner's name.