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Adrianos Makronikolaos (twelfth/thirteenth century)

 
 

Obverse

Standing figure of St. Theodore Stratelates, balancing spear and shield against the ground. On either side: |θ|ε|οδ||ρ|ο|σ : Ὁ ἅγιος Θεόδωρος. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of seven lines. Border of dots.

αριανοσ
τυπσετον
ραλατ
ομακρονικο
λαοσονμαρ
τυσσκ.
ποις

Ἀδριανος τυπῶ σε τὸν στρατηλάτην ὁ Μακρονικόλαος ὅν μάρτυς σκέποις

Obverse

Standing figure of St. Theodore Stratelates, balancing spear and shield against the ground. On either side: |θ|ε|οδ||ρ|ο|σ : Ὁ ἅγιος Θεόδωρος. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of seven lines. Border of dots.

αριανοσ
τυπσετον
ραλατ
ομακρονικο
λαοσονμαρ
τυσσκ.
ποις

Ἀδριανος τυπῶ σε τὸν στρατηλάτην ὁ Μακρονικόλαος ὅν μάρτυς σκέποις

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.556
Diameter 29.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 50.

Translation

Ἀδριανος τυπῶ σε τὸν στρατηλάτην ὁ Μακρονικόλαος, ὅν, μάρτυς σκέποις.

I who engrave you, the stratelates, am Adrianos Makronikolaos, whom, martyr, I pray you will protect.

Commentary

The inscription includes two twelve-syllable verses. This seems to be the first instance of this family name which is twice attested in the Palaiologan period.