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Romanos Kozazes (eleventh/twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God with medallion of Christ. Sigla: ..ΘΥ̅: [Μ(ήτη)]ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Inscription in six lines, of which four remain legible. Indeterminate border.

...
ΚΟΖ.ΖΗ
ΝΜΕΡΜ.
ΝΟΝΣΚΕ
ΠΟΙΣ.Ο
..

[τὸν] Κοζ[ά]ζην με ῾Ρωμ[α]νὸν σκέποις, [κ]ὀ[ρη]

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God with medallion of Christ. Sigla: ..ΘΥ̅: [Μ(ήτη)]ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Inscription in six lines, of which four remain legible. Indeterminate border.

...
ΚΟΖ.ΖΗ
ΝΜΕΡΜ.
ΝΟΝΣΚΕ
ΠΟΙΣ.Ο
..

[τὸν] Κοζ[ά]ζην με ῾Ρωμ[α]νὸν σκέποις, [κ]ὀ[ρη]

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2510
Diameter 24.0 mm
Credit Line Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore.

Translation

τὸν Κοζάζην με ῾Ρωμανὸν σκέποις κόρη.

Virgin, may you protect me, Romanos Kozazes.

Commentary

Dodecasyllabic.