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Michael Kappadokes (twelfth century, first half)

 
 

Obverse

The Mother of God seated on a backless throne, holding the medallion of Christ in her lap. Sigla faintly visible on either side: ̅ΘΥ̅: Μή(τη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Below the sigla, an abbreviated invocation on either side: ΘΚΕ̅,Θ,. Border of dots.

Θ(εοτό)κε β(οή)θ(ει)

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, a cross above. Border of dots.


ΠΡΤΟ
ΠΡΟΕ̣.ΟΝ̣
ΜΙΧΑΗΛΚΑ̣
ΑΟΚ

πρωτοπρόεδ[ρ]ον Μιχαὴλ Καππαδόκην

Obverse

The Mother of God seated on a backless throne, holding the medallion of Christ in her lap. Sigla faintly visible on either side: ̅ΘΥ̅: Μή(τη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Below the sigla, an abbreviated invocation on either side: ΘΚΕ̅,Θ,. Border of dots.

Θ(εοτό)κε β(οή)θ(ει)

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, a cross above. Border of dots.


ΠΡΤΟ
ΠΡΟΕ̣.ΟΝ̣
ΜΙΧΑΗΛΚΑ̣
ΑΟΚ

πρωτοπρόεδ[ρ]ον Μιχαὴλ Καππαδόκην

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1994
Diameter 26.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1867.

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει πρωτοπρόεδρον Μιχαὴλ Καππαδόκην.

Mother of God, help the protoproedros Michael Kappadokes.

Commentary

Note the unusual arrangement of the sigla and the invocation on the obverse.