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Monastery ton Armenisson (eleventh/twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans, the medallion of Christ before her. Sigla preserved at right: Θ̅: [Μ(ήτηρ)] Θ(εοῦ). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription in five lines. Border of dots.

ΣΦΡΓ̣
ΠΕΦΥΚ̣
ΤΗΣΜ..
ΤΟΝ..
.Ν̣ΙΣ..

σφραγ(ὶς) πέφυκ[α] τῆς μ[ον(ῆς)] τον Ἀ[ρμε]νισ[σῶν]

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans, the medallion of Christ before her. Sigla preserved at right: Θ̅: [Μ(ήτηρ)] Θ(εοῦ). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription in five lines. Border of dots.

ΣΦΡΓ̣
ΠΕΦΥΚ̣
ΤΗΣΜ..
ΤΟΝ..
.Ν̣ΙΣ..

σφραγ(ὶς) πέφυκ[α] τῆς μ[ον(ῆς)] τον Ἀ[ρμε]νισ[σῶν]

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2146
Diameter 22.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 2724.

Translation

σφραγὶς πέφυκα τῆς μονῆς τον Ἀρμενισσῶν.

I am the seal of the monastery ton Armenisson (of the Armenian women).

Commentary

The reading of the reverse is provisional pending a better preserved parallel. For a seal also attributed to a monastery "of Armenian women," see BZS 1958.106.2667 (DO Seals V.6.38).