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17.3 Seal of the Vatopedi Monastery
Vatopedi Monastery
Silver alloy, diameter 4 cm, preserved height 2.5 cm


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The matrix of this seal bears an austere and stylised representation of the Annunciation. Above the scene, between the figures of the Virgin and the Archangel Gabriel, is a legend reading: EYAΓΓEΛ(IΣ)MO(Σ)(Annunciation), and beneath it the date ZPKH (1620). Around the perimeter is the legend + ΣΦPAΓIΣ AΓIA T(H)Σ ΘEIAΣ IEPAΣ BAΣIΛIKIΣ K(AI) ΠATPIAPXHKIΣ MONIΣ TOY BAT(O)ΠEΔIOY (Sacred seal of the Holy Royal and Patriarchal Monastery of Vatopedi).

Bibliography: Chrysochoidis 1996, p. 57, fig. 35.

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