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Constantine (tenth/eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God with her hands held before her. On either side, inscription: ̅θυ̅: Μή(τη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, a decoration above. Border of dots.

  
Η̅ρλογ,
κλειστ
λογν
κ̅ν

Μή(τη)ρ Λόγ(ου) κλεὶς τῶ(ν) λόγων Κων(σταντίνου)

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God with her hands held before her. On either side, inscription: ̅θυ̅: Μή(τη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, a decoration above. Border of dots.

  
Η̅ρλογ,
κλειστ
λογν
κ̅ν

Μή(τη)ρ Λόγ(ου) κλεὶς τῶ(ν) λόγων Κων(σταντίνου)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.3643
Diameter 27.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 1438.

Translation

Μήτηρ Λόγου κλεὶς τῶν λόγων Κωνσταντίνου.

Mother of the Word, (be the) key to the words of Constantine.

Commentary