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Anonymous (eleventh century, second half)

 
 

Obverse

The Mother of God standing, orans. On either side, sigla: Μ̅Θ̅: Μ(ήτηρ) Θ(εοῦ). Within concentric cirlces of dots, a circular inscription along the the circumference, beginning with a cross at twelve o'clock:

ΟΥΣΦΡΑΓΙΣΕΙΜΙΓΝΘΙ

οὗ σφραγὶς εἰμι γνῶθι

Reverse

The archangel Michael standing, holding the sceptre and globus. Sigla on either side: Μ|ΙΧΑ: Μιχα(ήλ). Along the circumference, between concentric circles of dots, a circular inscription beginning with a cross at twelve o'clock:

ΤΗΝΓΡΑΦΗΝΛΕΠΝ

 τὴν γραφὴν βλέπων

Obverse

The Mother of God standing, orans. On either side, sigla: Μ̅Θ̅: Μ(ήτηρ) Θ(εοῦ). Within concentric cirlces of dots, a circular inscription along the the circumference, beginning with a cross at twelve o'clock:

ΟΥΣΦΡΑΓΙΣΕΙΜΙΓΝΘΙ

οὗ σφραγὶς εἰμι γνῶθι

Reverse

The archangel Michael standing, holding the sceptre and globus. Sigla on either side: Μ|ΙΧΑ: Μιχα(ήλ). Along the circumference, between concentric circles of dots, a circular inscription beginning with a cross at twelve o'clock:

ΤΗΝΓΡΑΦΗΝΛΕΠΝ

 τὴν γραφὴν βλέπων

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5525
Diameter 22.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1696b.

Translation

οὗ σφραγὶς εἰμι γνῶθι τὴν γραφὴν βλέπων.

Find out whose seal I am by looking at the letter.

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