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John Mouzakes, protonobellisimos (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St Demetrios holding spear in right hand and shield in left. Sigla preserved at right: Τ|Ρ|Ι : [ὁ ἅ(γιος) Δημη]τρι(ος). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

Κ̣Ε̣
Ι̅Α͂Ν̣
ΛΛΙΣΙΜ
ΤΜΟ..
ΚΗ

Κ(ύρι)ε [β(οή)θ(ει)] Ἰω(άννῃ) (πρωτο)νωβ[ε]λλισίμ[ῳ] τῷ Μο[υζά]κῃ

Obverse

Bust of St Demetrios holding spear in right hand and shield in left. Sigla preserved at right: Τ|Ρ|Ι : [ὁ ἅ(γιος) Δημη]τρι(ος). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

Κ̣Ε̣
Ι̅Α͂Ν̣
ΛΛΙΣΙΜ
ΤΜΟ..
ΚΗ

Κ(ύρι)ε [β(οή)θ(ει)] Ἰω(άννῃ) (πρωτο)νωβ[ε]λλισίμ[ῳ] τῷ Μο[υζά]κῃ

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3196
Diameter 19.0 mm
Condition Pierced on the right side of the obverse.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει Ἰωάννῃ πρωτονωβελλισίμῳ τῷ Μο[υζά?]κῃ.

Lord, help John Mo[uza]kes, protonobellisimos.

Commentary

The reading of the owner's family name is not entirely certain but is the most likely one.