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Machetarios judge (eleventh century, second half)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans, the medallion of Christ before her. Sigla on either side: μρ̅θυ̅: Μ(ήτη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

κ̣ρ̣ι̣τ̣
μχητ
ριονγ
μεσκεπ
οισ

κριτὴν Μαχητάριον, ἁγνή, με σκέποις

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans, the medallion of Christ before her. Sigla on either side: μρ̅θυ̅: Μ(ήτη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

κ̣ρ̣ι̣τ̣
μχητ
ριονγ
μεσκεπ
οισ

κριτὴν Μαχητάριον, ἁγνή, με σκέποις

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3898
Diameter 26.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 1147.

Translation

κριτὴν Μαχητάριον, ἁγνή, με σκέποις.

Holy one, may you protect me, the judge Machetarios.

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