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Demetrios Kazanes, protokouropalates (eleventh century, second half)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of a military saint. Details and sigla indistinct. In all likelihood, the saint is Demetrios, in light of the owner's Christian name. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

ΚΕ̅,Θ,
ΔΗ̣Μ̣Η̣ΤΡ
ΑΚ̣ΡΟΠΑ
ΛΑΤΗΤ
ΚΑΑΝ,

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) Δημητρ(ίῳ) (πρωτο)κουροπαλάτῃ τῷ Καζάν(ῃ)

Obverse

Bust of a military saint. Details and sigla indistinct. In all likelihood, the saint is Demetrios, in light of the owner's Christian name. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

ΚΕ̅,Θ,
ΔΗ̣Μ̣Η̣ΤΡ
ΑΚ̣ΡΟΠΑ
ΛΑΤΗΤ
ΚΑΑΝ,

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) Δημητρ(ίῳ) (πρωτο)κουροπαλάτῃ τῷ Καζάν(ῃ)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2969
Diameter 30.0 mm
Previous Editions

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει Δημητρίῳ πρωτοκουροπαλάτῃ τῷ Καζάνῃ.

Lord, help Demetrios Kazanes, protokouropalates.

Commentary

On this family name and other members of the Kazanes family, see Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 2343 and 2540.