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Michael patrikios and grand kourator ... (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

The Mother of God holding the Child in her left arm. Sigla on either side: ̣̅θυ̅ : Μή(τη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of at least six lines. Border of dots.

τσ
θκ̅εο̣η̣
θειμιχ̣,π̅ρ̅ι̅⸣
κιμεγλ
κρτριτ̣
ο..̣ν̣τ̣.
....

τῷ σῷ Θ(εοτό)κε βοήθει Μιχα(ὴλ) π(ατ)ρι(κίῳ) καὶ μεγάλῳ κουράτωρι τ[ῶν] ὀ[ξέ]ων τῷ ...

Obverse

The Mother of God holding the Child in her left arm. Sigla on either side: ̣̅θυ̅ : Μή(τη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of at least six lines. Border of dots.

τσ
θκ̅εο̣η̣
θειμιχ̣,π̅ρ̅ι̅⸣
κιμεγλ
κρτριτ̣
ο..̣ν̣τ̣.
....

τῷ σῷ Θ(εοτό)κε βοήθει Μιχα(ὴλ) π(ατ)ρι(κίῳ) καὶ μεγάλῳ κουράτωρι τ[ῶν] ὀ[ξέ]ων τῷ ...

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2031
Diameter 29.0 mm
Condition Chipped.

Translation

τῷ σῷ Θεοτόκε βοήθει Μιχαὴλ πατρικίῳ καὶ μεγάλῳ κουράτωρι τῶν ὀξέων τῷ ...

Mother of God, help [your servant] Michael N., patrikios and grand kourator of the oxeon ...

Commentary

The engraver appears to have carved the first two lines out of order. The last lines are poorly preserved and so our reading τῶν ὀξέων is provisional.