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Constantine deacon and chartophylax of the Great Church (twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

The Mother of God standing with Christ before her. Inscription above: ..Θ. : [Μ(ήτη)ρ] Θ(εο)[ῦ]. At left and right, columnar inscriptions: η|μα|χαιρ|θει|σα : Ἡ Μαχαιρωθείσα. No visible border.

Reverse

Inscription of seven lines. No visible border.

̅εοη.
εικ̅̅ν̅δια
κονκαι
χαρτοφυ
..κιτησμ
ε...εκκλ
σιασ

[Θ(εοτό)]κε βοή[θ]ει Κων(σταντίνῳ) διακόνῳ καὶ χαρτοφύ[λα]κι τῆς Με[γάλ(ης)] Ἐκκλ[η]σίας

Obverse

The Mother of God standing with Christ before her. Inscription above: ..Θ. : [Μ(ήτη)ρ] Θ(εο)[ῦ]. At left and right, columnar inscriptions: η|μα|χαιρ|θει|σα : Ἡ Μαχαιρωθείσα. No visible border.

Reverse

Inscription of seven lines. No visible border.

̅εοη.
εικ̅̅ν̅δια
κονκαι
χαρτοφυ
..κιτησμ
ε...εκκλ
σιασ

[Θ(εοτό)]κε βοή[θ]ει Κων(σταντίνῳ) διακόνῳ καὶ χαρτοφύ[λα]κι τῆς Με[γάλ(ης)] Ἐκκλ[η]σίας

Accession number BZS.1958.106.4820
Diameter 24.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 42.1; Galavaris, "The Mother of God, 'Stabbed with a Knife,'" no. 4. Republished by Laurent, Corpus 5.1: no. 99.

Translation

θεοτόκε βοήθει Κωνσταντίνῳ διακόνῳ καὶ χαρτοφύλακι τῆς Μεγάλης Ἐκκλησίας.

Mother of God, help Constantine deacon and chartophylax of the Great Church.

Bibliography

  • Catalogue of Byzantine Seals at Dumbarton Oaks and in the Fogg Museum of Art, Volume 5: The East (continued), Constantinople and Environs, Unknown Locations, Addenda, Uncertain Readings (Open in Zotero)
  • Le Corpus des sceaux de l’empire byzantin (Open in Zotero)
  • The Mother of God, "Stabbed with a Knife" (Open in Zotero)