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Pothos poimen (= metropolitan) of Mytilene (twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin orans, the medallion of Christ before her. On either side the sigla: ̅ΘΥ̅ : Μήτηρ Θεοῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

ΠΟΘ
ΣΦΡΓΙΣ
ΜΜΙΤΥΛΗ
ΣΠΟΙΜΕ
ΝΟΣ

Πόθου σφράγισμα Μιτυλήνης ποιμένος

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin orans, the medallion of Christ before her. On either side the sigla: ̅ΘΥ̅ : Μήτηρ Θεοῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

ΠΟΘ
ΣΦΡΓΙΣ
ΜΜΙΤΥΛΗ
ΣΠΟΙΜΕ
ΝΟΣ

Πόθου σφράγισμα Μιτυλήνης ποιμένος

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4996
Diameter 22.0 mm; field: 18.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 51.10; Laurent, Corpus V/3, no. 1781; Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1803.
Cf. a parallel specimen published in Zacos, Seals II, no. 679.