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Abramios Archigrammateus (?), kouropalates (thirteenth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St Michael holding the sceptre and globus cruciger. Inscription preserved at right: Μ : [ὁ ἀ(ρ)χ(άγγελος)] Μ(ι)χ(αήλ). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines, the last line largely illegible. Border of dots.

ρμ
ικουρ
οπλτ̣
τρχι
γρμ̣.
..Ε.

Ἀβραμίου κουροπαλάτου τοῦ Ἀρχιγραμ[ματ]έ[ως]

Obverse

Bust of St Michael holding the sceptre and globus cruciger. Inscription preserved at right: Μ : [ὁ ἀ(ρ)χ(άγγελος)] Μ(ι)χ(αήλ). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines, the last line largely illegible. Border of dots.

ρμ
ικουρ
οπλτ̣
τρχι
γρμ̣.
..Ε.

Ἀβραμίου κουροπαλάτου τοῦ Ἀρχιγραμ[ματ]έ[ως]

Accession number BZS.1958.106.444
Diameter 21.0 mm

Translation

Ἀβραμίου κουροπαλάτου τοῦ Ἀρχιγραμματέως.

(Seal of) Abramios Archigrammateus, kouropalates.

Commentary

The reading of the last lines is not certain. There is no link (καὶ) between the title kouropalates and the following words, which suggests that we are dealing with a family name (tentatively given as Archigrammateus) that cannot be restored with confidence without a better preserved parallel to provide confirmation.