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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.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 1158.

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.