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Michael Krispinos, magistros (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

The Mother of God standing, holding child in her right arm. Sigla to either side: ̅ΘΥ̅ : Μ(ήτη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of at least four lines. Border of dots.

ΚΕ̅,Θ,
ΜΙΜΑΓΙ
̣ΡΤ
.Ρ̣ΙΣΠ
..

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) Μιχ(αὴλ) μαγίστρῳ τῷ [Κ]ρισπ[ίν]ῳ

Obverse

The Mother of God standing, holding child in her right arm. Sigla to either side: ̅ΘΥ̅ : Μ(ήτη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of at least four lines. Border of dots.

ΚΕ̅,Θ,
ΜΙΜΑΓΙ
̣ΡΤ
.Ρ̣ΙΣΠ
..

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) Μιχ(αὴλ) μαγίστρῳ τῷ [Κ]ρισπ[ίν]ῳ

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2977
Diameter 17.0 mm; field: 12.0 mm
Condition Very worn; chipped on the bottom of channel.
Credit Line Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει Μιχαὴλ μαγίστρῳ τῷ Κρισπίνῳ.

Lord, help Michael Krispinos, magistros.

Commentary

The reading of the owner's family name is not completely certain but seems the most plausible in view of the letters visible.