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John Mousaraph, protoproedros and katepano (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Archangel Michael standing, holding long staff in right hand and globus in left. Inscription in two columns on either side: M|IX|A : Μιχα(ὴλ). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines. Border of dots.

ΚΕ̅Θ
Ι̅Απρο
ΕΔΡ̣ΚΑ
ΤΕΠΑΝ
Τ,ΜΣΑΡ,
ΦΑ

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) Ἰω(άννῃ) (πρωτο)προέδρῳ (καὶ) κατεπάνω τ(ῷ) Μουσαραφᾷ

Obverse

Archangel Michael standing, holding long staff in right hand and globus in left. Inscription in two columns on either side: M|IX|A : Μιχα(ὴλ). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines. Border of dots.

ΚΕ̅Θ
Ι̅Απρο
ΕΔΡ̣ΚΑ
ΤΕΠΑΝ
Τ,ΜΣΑΡ,
ΦΑ

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) Ἰω(άννῃ) (πρωτο)προέδρῳ (καὶ) κατεπάνω τ(ῷ) Μουσαραφᾷ

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3194
Diameter 20.0 mm

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει Ἰωάννῃ πρωτοπροέδρῳ καὶ κατεπάνω τῷ Μουσαραφᾷ.

Lord, help John Mousaraph, protoproedros and katepano.

Commentary

The form of this Arabic name is not certain; it could be Mousaraph, Mosaraph, or Mousaraphas.