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Peter chartophylax (eleventh century, second half)

 
 

Obverse

Standing Virgin holding the child in front of her. Sigla: ̅Θ.: Μήτηρ Θεο. Mother of God. Inscription in columns: Η|Μ|Α|ΧΑΙ|ΡΩΘ|ΕΙ|Σ|Α: ἡ Μαχαιρωθείσα. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription in five lines. Border of dots.

ΠΕΤΡΟΝ
ΠΑΝΑΓΝ.
ΧΑΡΤΟΦΥΛ.
ΚΑΝΣΚΕ
ΠΟΙΣ

Πέτρον Πάναγνε χαρτοφύλακαν σκέποις

Obverse

Standing Virgin holding the child in front of her. Sigla: ̅Θ.: Μήτηρ Θεο. Mother of God. Inscription in columns: Η|Μ|Α|ΧΑΙ|ΡΩΘ|ΕΙ|Σ|Α: ἡ Μαχαιρωθείσα. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription in five lines. Border of dots.

ΠΕΤΡΟΝ
ΠΑΝΑΓΝ.
ΧΑΡΤΟΦΥΛ.
ΚΑΝΣΚΕ
ΠΟΙΣ

Πέτρον Πάναγνε χαρτοφύλακαν σκέποις

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4995
Diameter 22.0 mm; field: 17.0 mm
Previous Editions

Galavaris, "The Mother of God, 'Stabbed with a Knife,'" no. 3.
Laurent, Corpus V/1, no. 96.

Translation

Πέτρον Πάναγνε χαρτοφύλακαν σκέποις.

All-holy Virgin, may you protect the chartophylax Peter.

Commentary

Dodecasyllable. Note the mistaken accusative χαρτοφύλακαν.

The type of the Virgin here depicted is discussed by Galavaris, "The Mother of God, 'Stabbed with a Knife'," and Seibt, "Die Darstellung der Theotokos," 45-46. Cf. Seyrig, no. 237, BZS.1955.1.4995.