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Anonymous (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

The archangel Gabriel shown as he appears in Annunciation scenes. On the right, the beginning of his salutation to the Virgin (Luke 1: 28): χερ|Sχ|ριτ,|με|ν, : Χερ(ε), (κε)χαριτ(ω)μέν(η). Border of dots.

Reverse

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

κε̅
οηθει
τνλλ
νοντδι
εμεδιS
σ

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

Obverse

The archangel Gabriel shown as he appears in Annunciation scenes. On the right, the beginning of his salutation to the Virgin (Luke 1: 28): χερ|Sχ|ριτ,|με|ν, : Χερ(ε), (κε)χαριτ(ω)μέν(η). Border of dots.

Reverse

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

κε̅
οηθει
τνλλ
νοντδι
εμεδιS
σ

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

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4079
Diameter 22.0 mm; field: 15.0 mm

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει των βουλλῶνοντα δι᾽ ἐμὲ δικαίως.

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

Commentary

This seal differs from the related seals cited in this entry in that the angel Gabriel is shown approaching from the left and that the words of his salutation of the Virgin form the inscription (not the sigla, as on the other specimens).