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Offline Macerata1

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Byzantine seal
« on: July 01, 2021, 09:46:40 am »
Hi, Would anyone know the Saint depicted on the obverse of this seal? The legend is worn and incomplete

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Re: Byzantine seal
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2021, 10:56:10 am »
Hello Macerata

I would say it is the Mother of God Hagiosoritissa. Do you read ΠΑΝΑΓΝΕ in the second (visible) line?

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Re: Byzantine seal
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2021, 11:59:30 am »
Thanks! Yes I think you’re right, I think I can make out ΠΑΝΑΙ on the second line.

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Re: Byzantine seal
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2021, 12:38:06 pm »
Would the seal date from around the 11th century?

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Re: Byzantine seal
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2021, 01:13:56 pm »
Here are some clearer photos of the seal…on the obverse …ΓΙΑ is visible to the left of the figure so it probably is the Hagiosoritissa.

Can anything be read from the legend on the reverse?

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Re: Byzantine seal
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2021, 01:16:27 pm »

 

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