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David (or Davith) vestes (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin holding the medallion of the Christ child before her. Sigla at left and right: ̅ – Θ̅Υ̅: Μή(τη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of larger dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of large dots.

ΘΚ̅Ε
ΟΗΘΕΙ
ΤΣ,
ΑΗΘ
ΕΣΤ,

Θ(εότο)κε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δού(λῳ) Δαβὴθ βέστ(ῃ)

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin holding the medallion of the Christ child before her. Sigla at left and right: ̅ – Θ̅Υ̅: Μή(τη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of larger dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of large dots.

ΘΚ̅Ε
ΟΗΘΕΙ
ΤΣ,
ΑΗΘ
ΕΣΤ,

Θ(εότο)κε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δού(λῳ) Δαβὴθ βέστ(ῃ)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2710
Diameter 29.0 mm; field: 25.0 mm
Condition Struck off-center
Previous Editions

Zacos, Seals 2: no. 444.

Translation

Θεότοκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Δαβὴθ βέστῃ.

Theotokos, help your servant David, vestes.

Commentary

See BZS.1958.106.1744 for another seal that uses an apparent variation of the name David.