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Polyeuktos vestes (eleventh century, second half)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God holding the Child in her right arm. Details obscure. Inscription visible at right: ΘΥ: [Μ(ήτη)ρ] Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

ΠΟΛ.
ΕΥΚΤΟ̣.
ΕΣΤΜ̣.
ΠΑΡΘΕΝ.
ΣΚΕΠΟΙΣ

Πολ[ύ]ευκτο[υ] βέστην μ[ε], παρθέν[ε], σκέποις

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God holding the Child in her right arm. Details obscure. Inscription visible at right: ΘΥ: [Μ(ήτη)ρ] Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

ΠΟΛ.
ΕΥΚΤΟ̣.
ΕΣΤΜ̣.
ΠΑΡΘΕΝ.
ΣΚΕΠΟΙΣ

Πολ[ύ]ευκτο[υ] βέστην μ[ε], παρθέν[ε], σκέποις

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5544
Diameter 24.0 mm; field: 20.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1808.

Translation

Πολύευκτου βέστην με, παρθένε, σκέποις.

Virgin, may you protect me, the vestes Polyeuktos.

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