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Gregory Douverakites (?), imperial (or proto)spatharios and epi tou pantheou (eleventh/twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans, the medallion of Christ before her. Sigla on either side: ̅θ : Μή(τη)ρ Θ(εο)[ῦ]. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines. Border of dots.

θ̣κεθ,
ριγορι,
σ̣παθεπ
̣πανθε
ρη
ακιτ

Θ(εοτό)κε β(οή)θ(ει) [Γ]ριγορί(ῳ) [β(ασιλικῷ) (πρωτο)]σπαθ(αρίῳ) (καὶ) ἐπ[ὶ τ]οῦ πανθέ[ου τ]ῷ Δουβη[ρ]ακίτῃ

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans, the medallion of Christ before her. Sigla on either side: ̅θ : Μή(τη)ρ Θ(εο)[ῦ]. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines. Border of dots.

θ̣κεθ,
ριγορι,
σ̣παθεπ
̣πανθε
ρη
ακιτ

Θ(εοτό)κε β(οή)θ(ει) [Γ]ριγορί(ῳ) [β(ασιλικῷ) (πρωτο)]σπαθ(αρίῳ) (καὶ) ἐπ[ὶ τ]οῦ πανθέ[ου τ]ῷ Δουβη[ρ]ακίτῃ

Accession number BZS.1958.106.3305
Diameter 23.0 mm

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Γριγορίῳ βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ ἐπὶ τοῦ πανθέου τῷ Δουβηρακίτῃ.

Mother of God, help Gregory Douverakites, imperial (or proto)spatharios and epi tou pantheou.

Commentary

Because the seal was struck off-center, we cannot give a definitive reading of the owner's title or of his family name.