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Anonymous, panhypersebaste (twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans with the medallion of Christ before her. Sigla: ̣̅ΘΥ̅: Μη(τή)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

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

ΤΗΝ
ΠΑΝΥΠΕΡ
ΣΕΑΣΤ
ΑΓΝΗΜΟΙ
ΣΚΕΠ,

τὴν πανυπερσεβάστην, Ἁγνή, μοι σκέπ(οις)

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans with the medallion of Christ before her. Sigla: ̣̅ΘΥ̅: Μη(τή)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

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

ΤΗΝ
ΠΑΝΥΠΕΡ
ΣΕΑΣΤ
ΑΓΝΗΜΟΙ
ΣΚΕΠ,

τὴν πανυπερσεβάστην, Ἁγνή, μοι σκέπ(οις)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2891
Diameter 29.0 mm; field: 25.0 mm

Translation

τὴν πανυπερσεβάστην, Ἁγνή, μοι σκέποις.

Chaste woman, may you watch over me, the panhypersebaste.

Commentary

Twelve-syllable metrical inscription which does not give the (female) owner's name.