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Constantine Oumpertos, protokouropalates and doux (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

The Mother of God, holding the medallion, standing between the archangels Michael (left) and Gabriel. Sigla on either side of her head: Μ̅θ̅ : Μ(ήτηρ) Θ(εοῦ). To the lower left of the figure of St Michael: Μ|ι|χ|α : Μιχα(ήλ). No sigla visible by the archangel at right. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines beginning with a cross. A decoration below. Border of dots.

κε̅,θ,
.σ
κ̣̅νκρ,
..λτιS
..κιτμ
π̣ερτ


Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) τῷ σῷ δού(λῳ) Κων(σταντίνῳ) (πρωτο)κουρ(ο)[πα]λάτι (καὶ) [δου]κὶ τῷ Οὐμπέρτῳ

Obverse

The Mother of God, holding the medallion, standing between the archangels Michael (left) and Gabriel. Sigla on either side of her head: Μ̅θ̅ : Μ(ήτηρ) Θ(εοῦ). To the lower left of the figure of St Michael: Μ|ι|χ|α : Μιχα(ήλ). No sigla visible by the archangel at right. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines beginning with a cross. A decoration below. Border of dots.

κε̅,θ,
.σ
κ̣̅νκρ,
..λτιS
..κιτμ
π̣ερτ


Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) τῷ σῷ δού(λῳ) Κων(σταντίνῳ) (πρωτο)κουρ(ο)[πα]λάτι (καὶ) [δου]κὶ τῷ Οὐμπέρτῳ

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1089
Diameter 27.0 mm; field: 19.0 mm

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Κωνσταντίνῳ πρωτοκουροπαλάτι καὶ δουκὶ τῷ Οὐμπέρτῳ.

Lord, help your servant Constantine Oumpertos, protokouropalates and doux.

Commentary

On the identity of this Constantine Oumpertos (Humbert), see J. Shepard's remarks in "The uses of the Franks in eleventh-century Byzantium," Anglo-Norman Studies 15 (1992), 303.