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Timotheos (eighth century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.3671
Diameter 28 mm


Cruciform invocative monogram (type V): in the quarters, ..ΙΣΤΑ|ΚΥΡΟΥ. Wreath border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει καὶ πιστὰ κύρου


Cruciform monogram, reading Τιμοθέῳ: in the quarters, ΤΩΣΩΟ.|ΚΕΤΙΑΕΙ. Wreath border.

τῷ σῷ οκέτι ἀεί Τιμοθέῳ


Θεοτόκε βοήθει καὶ πιστὰ κύρου τῷ σῷ οἰκέτι ἀεί Τιμοθέῳ.

Theotokos, help Timothy, your servant always, and affirm his faith.


In the extended invocation on this seal, we seem to have an attempt at creating two dodecasyllabic verses, one per side; the inscription on the reverse falls a syllable short.