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Romanos Koupaxes (?) (twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God with medallion of Christ. Sigla: .ΡΘ.: Μήτηρ Θεο. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Inscription in five lines. Indeterminate border.

ΤΟΝ
ΣΕΝΚ
.ΑΗΝΡ
.ΑΝΟΝΣΚ.
.ΕΚΟΡΗ

Τὸν σὲν Κουπάξην Ρωμανὸν σκέπε Κορη

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God with medallion of Christ. Sigla: .ΡΘ.: Μήτηρ Θεο. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Inscription in five lines. Indeterminate border.

ΤΟΝ
ΣΕΝΚ
.ΑΗΝΡ
.ΑΝΟΝΣΚ.
.ΕΚΟΡΗ

Τὸν σὲν Κουπάξην Ρωμανὸν σκέπε Κορη

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1885
Diameter 25.0 mm

Translation

Τὸν σὸν Κουπάξην Ρωμανὸν σκέπε Κορη.

Virgin, protect your servant Romanos Koupaxes.

Commentary

Since the blank was too small for the die, the initial letters on the left side of the reverse are missing. The reading of the name on this seal is therefore provisional and cannot be resolved with certainty until a better preserved parallel becomes known.

There appears to be an error in the second line of the reverse where the second letter seems to be epsilon instead of the expected omicron. We have restored the likely reading σὸν.