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Peter protekdikos of the Great Church (eleventh/twelfth centuries)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5532
Diameter 23 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 42.42; Laurent, Corpus 5.3: no. 1649.

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans with a medallion of Christ before her. At left and right: Μ̅Θ̅ : Μ(ήτηρ) Θ(εοῦ). Beginning at 12 o'clock, circular inscription within a double border of dots.

θκεοηθεισδουλπετρ

Θ(εοτό)κε βοήθει σῷ δούλῳ Πέτρῳ

Reverse

Inscription of five lines preceded by a cross. Border of dots.


τ͂του
μεγΊστου
Ῑεροῦπρ
τεκδΊ
κ

τῷ τοῦ μεγίστου ἱεροῦ πρωτεκδίκῳ

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει σῷ δούλῳ Πέτρῳ τῷ τοῦ μεγίστου ἱεροῦ πρωτεκδίκῳ.

Mother of God, help your servant Peter, the protekdikos of the Great Church.

Commentary

Twelve-syllable verse on reverse. On the obverse, the definite article τῷ may have been deliberately omitted after βοήθει for metrical purposes.

Accent marks on the reverse.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5532
Diameter 23 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 42.42; Laurent, Corpus 5.3: no. 1649.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5532
Diameter 23 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 42.42; Laurent, Corpus 5.3: no. 1649.

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