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Bryennios Vatatzes (eleventh century, second half)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans, the medallion of Christ before her. Sigla: μ̅θ̅ : Μ(ήτηρ) Θ(εοῦ). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, top line missing. Border of dots.

τ̣σ̣,
ρυενι
ττ
τζη

[Θ(εοτό)κε β(οή)θ(ει)] τῷ σῷ δού(λῳ) Βρυενίῳ τῷ Βατάτζῃ

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans, the medallion of Christ before her. Sigla: μ̅θ̅ : Μ(ήτηρ) Θ(εοῦ). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, top line missing. Border of dots.

τ̣σ̣,
ρυενι
ττ
τζη

[Θ(εοτό)κε β(οή)θ(ει)] τῷ σῷ δού(λῳ) Βρυενίῳ τῷ Βατάτζῃ

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2952
Diameter 20.0 mm
Previous Editions

See PBW: Bryennios 20101 (with references to other seals of Bryennios Vatatzes and the stages in his career).

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Βρυενίῳ τῷ Βατάτζῃ.

Mother of God, help your servant Bryennios Vatatzes.