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Eustathios Chantrenos, protekdikos (twelfth century, second half)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans, the medallion of Christ before her. Sigla on either side of Christ's image: ισ̅χσ̅ : Ἰ(ησοῦ)ς Χ(ριστό)ς. Sigla on either side of the Mother of God's image: ̅θυ̅ : Μή(τη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Linear border.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines, a cross above. Border of dots.


.ερθυ̅συμ̣
αττεσυμ
ν̣συμπον

ε̣υ̣αθιτ̣
.αντρ
.εκικ

[Μ(ῆτ)]ερ Θ(εο)ῦ, σύμ[πρ]αττε, σύμ[π]νει, συμπόνει Εὐσταθίῳ τῷ [Χ]αντρηνῷ πρω[τ]εκδίκῳ.

Mother of God, be with the protekdikos Eustathios Chantrenos in his deeds, his exertions, his labours.

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans, the medallion of Christ before her. Sigla on either side of Christ's image: ισ̅χσ̅ : Ἰ(ησοῦ)ς Χ(ριστό)ς. Sigla on either side of the Mother of God's image: ̅θυ̅ : Μή(τη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Linear border.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines, a cross above. Border of dots.


.ερθυ̅συμ̣
αττεσυμ
ν̣συμπον

ε̣υ̣αθιτ̣
.αντρ
.εκικ

[Μ(ῆτ)]ερ Θ(εο)ῦ, σύμ[πρ]αττε, σύμ[π]νει, συμπόνει Εὐσταθίῳ τῷ [Χ]αντρηνῷ πρω[τ]εκδίκῳ.

Mother of God, be with the protekdikos Eustathios Chantrenos in his deeds, his exertions, his labours.

Accession number BZS.1977.34.12
Diameter 39.0 mm
Previous Editions

See Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, 1429; see also PBW: Eustathios 20129.

Translation

Μῆτερ Θεοῦ, σύμπραττε, σύμπνει, συμπόνει Εὐσταθίῳ τῷ Χαντρηνῷ πρωτεκδίκῳ.

Commentary

This nicely crafted inscription (note the effect of the assonance of συμ- in all three verbs) consists of two twelve-syllable verses set apart by a colon.