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Kamateros (twelfth century)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4046
Diameter 24 mm
Field diameter 18 mm

Obverse

The Dormition of the Mother of God. Sigla in two columns: ΚΗ|ΜΗΣΙ|Σ: Κήμησις. Border of dots.

 

Reverse

Inscription in four lines. Border of dots. 

ΤΟΝΚΑ
ΜΑΤΗΡΟΝ
ΜΕΡ̅Γ ΗΜΕ
ΣΚΕΠΟΙΣ

Τὸν Καματηρὸν μῆτερ ἀγνή με σκέποις

Translation

Τὸν Καματηρὸν μῆτερ ἀγνή με σκέποις.

Holy Mother, may you protect me, Kamateros.

Commentary

Dodecasyllabic. This is also one of the rare Byzantine seals depicting a narrative scene. Since only the family name of the bearer of the seal is mentioned, it is difficult to associate the seal with any other twelfth-century specimen known to have belonged to other Kamateroi. Cf. Jordanov, Corpus II, p. 174. 

Νote the unusual combination of gamma-nu rendered as a ligature consisting of a regular gamma with a miniature nu placed on top of its arm.

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4046
Diameter 24 mm
Field diameter 18 mm

Notes

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4046
Diameter 24 mm
Field diameter 18 mm

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