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Demetrios Aloupos, proedros (eleventh/twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

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

  
Θ̣ΚΕ,Θ,
.ΣΔ̣,
.Η̣ΜΗΤΡΙ
  

Θ(εοτό)κε β(οή)θ(ει) [τ]ῷ σῷ δού(λῳ) [Δ]ημητρίῳ

Reverse

Inscription of three lines, a decoration below. Border of dots.

ΠΡΟ.
ΔΡΟΤ̣
ΑΛΠ.
  

προ[έ]δρο τῷ Ἀλουπ[ῷ]

Obverse

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

  
Θ̣ΚΕ,Θ,
.ΣΔ̣,
.Η̣ΜΗΤΡΙ
  

Θ(εοτό)κε β(οή)θ(ει) [τ]ῷ σῷ δού(λῳ) [Δ]ημητρίῳ

Reverse

Inscription of three lines, a decoration below. Border of dots.

ΠΡΟ.
ΔΡΟΤ̣
ΑΛΠ.
  

προ[έ]δρο τῷ Ἀλουπ[ῷ]

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2276
Diameter 21.0 mm
Previous Editions

Noted by John Cotsonis in "The Virgin Lysiponos ("The Deliverer from Pain") on a Byzantine lead seal and the transformation of a Marian epithet," Byzantion 87 (2017), 168.

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Δημητρίῳ προέδρο τῷ Ἀλουπῷ.

Mother of God, help your servant Demetrios Aloupos, proedros.

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