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Soterios (twelfth/thirteenth century)

 
 

Obverse

The Virgin standing, holding the Child. Inscription : ̅θυ̅|ηε|.ι: Μ(ήτη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ ἡ ἐ[π]ί[σκεψις]. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

ΣΤΗΡΙ̣
̣ΣΤΕΙ
.ο̣ΝΔΟΥ
̣ΣΚΕ̣
.Ο̣ι̣σ̣

Σωτήρι[ο]ν, σῶτει[ρ, σ]ὸν δοῦ[λο]ν σκέ[π]οις

Obverse

The Virgin standing, holding the Child. Inscription : ̅θυ̅|ηε|.ι: Μ(ήτη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ ἡ ἐ[π]ί[σκεψις]. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

ΣΤΗΡΙ̣
̣ΣΤΕΙ
.ο̣ΝΔΟΥ
̣ΣΚΕ̣
.Ο̣ι̣σ̣

Σωτήρι[ο]ν, σῶτει[ρ, σ]ὸν δοῦ[λο]ν σκέ[π]οις

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1606
Diameter 22.0 mm

Translation

Σωτήριον, σῶτειρ, σὸν δοῦλον σκέποις.

May you, Savior, save your servant Soterios.

Commentary

Metrical inscription of twelve syllables. Note the play on words between the seal owner's name and the word for Savior.