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Eumathios Philokales, protonobellisimos and doux (1099-1102)

 
 

Obverse

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

Reverse

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


υμαθιον
ονκατον
ιλοκαλην
α̣νελλισι
μονπαρθενε
σκεποισ

[Ε]ὐμάθιον [τ]ὸν δοῦκα τὸν [Φ]ιλοκάλην (πρωτο)νωβελλίσιμον, παρθένε, σκέποις

Obverse

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

Reverse

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


υμαθιον
ονκατον
ιλοκαλην
α̣νελλισι
μονπαρθενε
σκεποισ

[Ε]ὐμάθιον [τ]ὸν δοῦκα τὸν [Φ]ιλοκάλην (πρωτο)νωβελλίσιμον, παρθένε, σκέποις

Accession number BZS.1958.106.4101
Diameter 27.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 813.

Translation

Εὐμάθιον τὸν δοῦκα τὸν Φιλοκάλην πρωτονωβελλίσιμον, παρθένε, σκέποις.

May you, Virgin, protect Eumathios Philokales, doux and protonobellisimos.

Commentary

Eumathios Philokales is known to have been governor of Cyprus twice between the years 1093 and 1118; he appears to have combined this office with the title of protonobellisimos between 1099 and 1102.