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Anonymous (eleventh/twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of a Mother of God orans, the medallion of Christ before her. Sigla preserved at left: ̅.. : Μή(τη)ρ [Θ(εο)ῦ]. Border of dots.

Reverse

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

κε
̣ο̣ηθη
..νεχο
.ττο

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθη [τὸ]ν ἔχο[ν]τά το

Obverse

Bust of a Mother of God orans, the medallion of Christ before her. Sigla preserved at left: ̅.. : Μή(τη)ρ [Θ(εο)ῦ]. Border of dots.

Reverse

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

κε
̣ο̣ηθη
..νεχο
.ττο

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθη [τὸ]ν ἔχο[ν]τά το

Accession number BZS.1958.106.911
Diameter 17.0 mm
Condition Flattened on the side, with loss of lettering.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθη τὸν ἔχοντά το.

Lord, help the one bearing this.

Commentary

The inscription seems more appropriate to a tessera but the specimen is most definitely a seal.