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Anonymous (thirteenth century, second half)

 
 

Obverse

The Virgin orans, standing on a suppedion, with an uncertain epithet. Sigla: ̣̅ – ΘΥ: Μή(τη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Uncertain epithet in two columns: ΗΑ̣|Π̣Υ̣|Ρ̣̣ –   .  . .: Ἡ Ἀπυρω[…] or ΗΑ̣|Λ̣Υ̣|Ρ̣̣ –  .  . . : Ἡ Ἀλυρω[…]  or ΗΛ̣|Α̣Υ̣|Ρ̣̣ – .  . .: Ἡ Λαυρω[…] or ΗΛ̣|Α̣Μ̣|̣̣ – .  . .: Ἡ Λαμβω[.]. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Greek cross with arms terminating in small roundels; in the quadrants flanking the cross arms are sigla. Sigla: ΙΣ – Χ̣̣|̅ – Κ̅: Ἰ(ησοῦ)ς Χ(ριστὸ)ς ν(ι)κ(ᾷ). Indeterminate border.

Obverse

The Virgin orans, standing on a suppedion, with an uncertain epithet. Sigla: ̣̅ – ΘΥ: Μή(τη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Uncertain epithet in two columns: ΗΑ̣|Π̣Υ̣|Ρ̣̣ –   .  . .: Ἡ Ἀπυρω[…] or ΗΑ̣|Λ̣Υ̣|Ρ̣̣ –  .  . . : Ἡ Ἀλυρω[…]  or ΗΛ̣|Α̣Υ̣|Ρ̣̣ – .  . .: Ἡ Λαυρω[…] or ΗΛ̣|Α̣Μ̣|̣̣ – .  . .: Ἡ Λαμβω[.]. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Greek cross with arms terminating in small roundels; in the quadrants flanking the cross arms are sigla. Sigla: ΙΣ – Χ̣̣|̅ – Κ̅: Ἰ(ησοῦ)ς Χ(ριστὸ)ς ν(ι)κ(ᾷ). Indeterminate border.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.4821
Diameter 31.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 7, no. 19.8.

Translation

Commentary

In Kestner 2, no. 98, there is also a tessera or token with the obverse image of the Virgin orans with a medallion of the bust of Christ and on the reverse is a large patriarchal cross, with flaring arms, on steps and flanked by the identical sigla as on our specimen. The Kestner specimen is assigned to the late Byzantine period.