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Constantine Katakalon (eleventh/twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God with medallion of Christ. Sigla: Μ̅Θ̅: Μήτηρ Θεοῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription in four lines. Indeterminate border.

Τ.
ΚΑΤΑΚΑ
ΛΚ̅Ν
ΜΕΣΚΕ
Π̅

Τν Κατακαλὼν Κωνσταντίνον με σκέπε

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God with medallion of Christ. Sigla: Μ̅Θ̅: Μήτηρ Θεοῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription in four lines. Indeterminate border.

Τ.
ΚΑΤΑΚΑ
ΛΚ̅Ν
ΜΕΣΚΕ
Π̅

Τν Κατακαλὼν Κωνσταντίνον με σκέπε

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4063
Diameter 17.0 mm

Translation

Τὸν Κατακαλὼν Κωνσταντίνον με σκέπε.

Protect me, Constantine Katakalon.

Commentary

The inscription consists of a dodecasyllabic verse. The surname on this seal could also be read as Katakalos. Several other seals bearing the name Constantine Katakalon/Katakalos are known, which may or may not have belonged to the same individual. They are listed in Jordanov, Corpus II, pp. 200-201.