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The Pantepoptes monastery (eleventh/twelfth century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5250
Diameter 15 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 53.1b; Laurent, Corpus 5.2: no. 1171 (tenth/eleventh century). A similar specimen is published in Seyrig, no. 281. The reading of this specimen has been combined with the parallel from the same boulloterion noted below.

Obverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.


παν
τεπο
πτα

Ὦ Παντέποπτα

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

σ
ετσ
σσοι
κετˊ

σῷζε τοὺς [σ]οὺς οἰκέτ(ας)

Translation

Ὦ Παντέποπτα σῷζε τοὺς σοὺς οἰκέτας.

O Pantepoptes, save your servants.

Commentary

The monastery was founded by Anna Dalassena in 1087 and appears to have functioned until the close of the Byzantine era: Janin, Églises, 513–15.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5250
Diameter 15 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 53.1b; Laurent, Corpus 5.2: no. 1171 (tenth/eleventh century). A similar specimen is published in Seyrig, no. 281. The reading of this specimen has been combined with the parallel from the same boulloterion noted below.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5250
Diameter 15 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 53.1b; Laurent, Corpus 5.2: no. 1171 (tenth/eleventh century). A similar specimen is published in Seyrig, no. 281. The reading of this specimen has been combined with the parallel from the same boulloterion noted below.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5250
Diameter 15 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 53.1b; Laurent, Corpus 5.2: no. 1171 (tenth/eleventh century). A similar specimen is published in Seyrig, no. 281. The reading of this specimen has been combined with the parallel from the same boulloterion noted below.