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Michael protokouropalates and doux (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin orans with medallion. Sigla visible at right: ΘΥ̅: [Μ(ήτη)ρ] Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

. . .
ΜΙΧΑ̣Η̣Λ̣Α̣
ΚΡΟΠΑΛ̣.
ΤΗΚ
Τ.ΖΑ̣.

[Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει)] Μιχαὴλ (πρωτο)κουροπαλ[ά]τῃ (καὶ) δουκ(ὶ) τ...

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin orans with medallion. Sigla visible at right: ΘΥ̅: [Μ(ήτη)ρ] Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

. . .
ΜΙΧΑ̣Η̣Λ̣Α̣
ΚΡΟΠΑΛ̣.
ΤΗΚ
Τ.ΖΑ̣.

[Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει)] Μιχαὴλ (πρωτο)κουροπαλ[ά]τῃ (καὶ) δουκ(ὶ) τ...

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2610
Diameter 21.0 mm

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει Μιχαὴλ πρωτοκουροπαλάτῃ καὶ δουκὶ τ. . .

Lord, help Michael protokouropalates and doux . . .

Commentary

The final line provides either a family name or region in which Michael exercised his authority as doux.