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Katakalon Tarchaneiotes, kouropalates (eleventh century, second half)

 
 

Obverse

Inscription of four lines beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

ΚΕ̅
,Θ,ΤΣ,
ˊΛˊΚΤ,
ΚΛ,

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) τῷ σ(ῷ) δ(ού)λ(ῳ) Κατ(α)καλ(ὼν)

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

ΚΟΥΡΟ
ΠΛΤΗ
ΤΤΡΧ,
ΝΙΤ,

κουροπαλάτῃ τῷ Τραχ(α)νιώτ(ῃ)

Obverse

Inscription of four lines beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

ΚΕ̅
,Θ,ΤΣ,
ˊΛˊΚΤ,
ΚΛ,

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) τῷ σ(ῷ) δ(ού)λ(ῳ) Κατ(α)καλ(ὼν)

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

ΚΟΥΡΟ
ΠΛΤΗ
ΤΤΡΧ,
ΝΙΤ,

κουροπαλάτῃ τῷ Τραχ(α)νιώτ(ῃ)

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1300
Diameter 16.0 mm; field: 14.0 mm
Previous Editions

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Κατακαλὼν κουροπαλάτῃ τῷ Τραχανιώτῃ.

Lord, help your servant Katakalon Trachaneiotes, kouropalates.

Commentary

The inscription gives the family name as Trachaneiotes, a form commonly encountered on seals and in documents. Katakalon Tarchaneiotes was active between the years 1074-1095.

For further seals of Katakalon Tarchaneiotes, see I.G. Leontiades, Die Tarchaneiotai. Eine prosopographisch-sigillographische Studie. Thessalonike, 1998, 46-51.