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Hypomone (tenth/eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

A cross mounted on a base of three steps, with two transverse bars and X at middle of lower bar. Large bird (peacocks?) at left and right. Possibly tendrils at base of cross. No epigraphy. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, first line illegible. Border of dots. 

ΘΗΤΗ̣
ΛΗΣου
ΥΠΟΜΟ
ΝΗΣ

[Κ(ύρι)ε βο]ήθη τῇ δούλῃ σου Ὑπομονῆς

Obverse

A cross mounted on a base of three steps, with two transverse bars and X at middle of lower bar. Large bird (peacocks?) at left and right. Possibly tendrils at base of cross. No epigraphy. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, first line illegible. Border of dots. 

ΘΗΤΗ̣
ΛΗΣου
ΥΠΟΜΟ
ΝΗΣ

[Κ(ύρι)ε βο]ήθη τῇ δούλῃ σου Ὑπομονῆς

Accession number BZS.1955.1.5082
Diameter 18.0 mm

Translation

Κύριε βοήθη τῇ δούλῃ σου Ὑπομονῆς.

Lord, help your servant Hypomone.

Commentary

This is an unusual seal, both in iconography and in the inscription. The owner's name is clearly Hypomone, but it is given in the genitive rather than the expected dative case.