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Romanos Kozazes (eleventh/twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans, holding the medallion before her. Sigla to either side: ̅ΘΥ̅ : Μ(ήτη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Inscription of at least four lines. Indeterminate border.

...
ΚΟΖ. .
ΝΜΕΡ.Μ.
Ν̣Ο̣Ν̣Σ̣. .
ΠΟ. . .

[τὸν] Κοζά[ζην] με Ρ[ω]μ[α]νὸν σ[κέ]πο[ις, κόρη]

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans, holding the medallion before her. Sigla to either side: ̅ΘΥ̅ : Μ(ήτη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Inscription of at least four lines. Indeterminate border.

...
ΚΟΖ. .
ΝΜΕΡ.Μ.
Ν̣Ο̣Ν̣Σ̣. .
ΠΟ. . .

[τὸν] Κοζά[ζην] με Ρ[ω]μ[α]νὸν σ[κέ]πο[ις, κόρη]

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.3124
Diameter 20.0 mm
Condition Worn on bottom right of reverse.
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

The reading of this seal has been confirmed with reference to the seal of the same owner cited in this entry.