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Constantine Pisides (eleventh/twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans. Inscription on either side: Μ̅θ̅ : Μ(ήτηρ) Θ(εοῦ). Border of dots.

Reverse

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

ε̣ιησ
οηθοσ
πισι̣
κ̅ν

εἴης βοηθὸς Πισίδου Κων(σταντίνου)

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans. Inscription on either side: Μ̅θ̅ : Μ(ήτηρ) Θ(εοῦ). Border of dots.

Reverse

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

ε̣ιησ
οηθοσ
πισι̣
κ̅ν

εἴης βοηθὸς Πισίδου Κων(σταντίνου)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2123
Diameter 19.0 mm; field: 14.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 689.

Translation

εἴης βοηθὸς Πισίδου Κωνσταντίνου.

May you be the help of Constantine Pisides.

Commentary

The remains of an earlier strike are evident on the right side of the obverse where the letters Ρ appear; likewise, an omicron and traces of other letters can be seen in the upper left quarter of the reverse.