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Anonymous (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

The archangel Gabriel holding a trefoil sceptre, shown as he appears in Annunciation scenes. Sigla at left: ορ|γι|ηλ : ὁ ἀρχ(άγγελος) Γαβ(ρ)ιήλ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

κε
οηθει
τνλλ
νοντδι
εμεδι

σ

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθει των βουλλῶνοντα δι᾽ ἐμὲ δι(καί)ως

Obverse

The archangel Gabriel holding a trefoil sceptre, shown as he appears in Annunciation scenes. Sigla at left: ορ|γι|ηλ : ὁ ἀρχ(άγγελος) Γαβ(ρ)ιήλ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

κε
οηθει
τνλλ
νοντδι
εμεδι

σ

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθει των βουλλῶνοντα δι᾽ ἐμὲ δι(καί)ως

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4076
Diameter 23.0 mm; field: 17.0 mm

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει των βουλλῶνοντα δι᾽ ἐμὲ δικαίως.

Lord, help the man sealing (this document) righteously in my name.

Commentary

An interesting inscription which is in effect an intercession on behalf of the owner expressed by the archangel depicted on the obverse.