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Gregory Taronites, protonobellisimos and doux (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

A scene, apparently the Hypapante, with the Mother of God on the right presenting the child to a figure on the left, likely Simeon, in accordance with the passage in Luke 2: 22-40. Indistinct lettering in the center. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines. Border of dots.

ΚΕ̣.
Ρ̣Η̣ΓΟΡΙ̣
Ν̣ΕΛΛΙ
Σ̣ΙΜ
Κ̣ΙΤΤΑΡ
.ΝΙΤΗ

Κύριε β(οή)[θ(ει) Γ]ρηγορίῳ [(πρωτο)]νωβελλισίμῳ (καὶ) δουκὶ τῷ Ταρ[ω]νίτῃ

Obverse

A scene, apparently the Hypapante, with the Mother of God on the right presenting the child to a figure on the left, likely Simeon, in accordance with the passage in Luke 2: 22-40. Indistinct lettering in the center. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines. Border of dots.

ΚΕ̣.
Ρ̣Η̣ΓΟΡΙ̣
Ν̣ΕΛΛΙ
Σ̣ΙΜ
Κ̣ΙΤΤΑΡ
.ΝΙΤΗ

Κύριε β(οή)[θ(ει) Γ]ρηγορίῳ [(πρωτο)]νωβελλισίμῳ (καὶ) δουκὶ τῷ Ταρ[ω]νίτῃ

Accession number BZS.1958.106.793
Diameter 24.0 mm
Previous Editions

See Stratos Nikolaros, “Die Taronitai. Eine prosopographisch-sigillographische Studie,” Millennium 14 (2017), 227-291, no. 19.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει Γρηγορίῳ πρωτονωβελλισίμῳ καὶ δουκὶ τῷ Ταρωνίτῃ.

Lord, help Gregory Taronites, protonobellisimos and doux.

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