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Manuel Chrysographos (twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans, the medallion of Christ before her. Sigla: μρ̅θυ̅ : Μ(ήτη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

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


χρυσο
̣ο̣ν̣σκεποισ
μεμανου
ηλκορη

Χρυσογράφον σκέποις με Μανουὴλ, κόρη

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans, the medallion of Christ before her. Sigla: μρ̅θυ̅ : Μ(ήτη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

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


χρυσο
̣ο̣ν̣σκεποισ
μεμανου
ηλκορη

Χρυσογράφον σκέποις με Μανουὴλ, κόρη

Accession number BZS.1958.106.4000
Diameter 23.0 mm

Translation

Χρυσογράφον σκέποις με Μανουὴλ, κόρη.

Virgin, may you protect me, Manuel Chrysographos.

Commentary

We read Chrysographos as the owner's family name but it may refer to his profession.