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(M/R)ouselios proedros (eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2197
Diameter 20 mm

Obverse

Virgin seated on a throne, holding child on her lap. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Inscription in five lines. Indeterminate border.

θκε,θ,
.σδ,
.σελη
.οεδρ
....

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ῥ/Μουσελήῳ προέδρῳ

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ῥ/Μουσελήῳ προέδρῳ.

Theotokos, help your servant Mouselios (or Rouselios), the proedros.

Commentary

The seal owner's name could be Mouselios or Rouselios, neither of which is a common name but both of which are attested in the eleventh century.

The last word appears to be a family name. However it is unclear what it reads. If it is the word Φράγγῳ, then we would have the name Rouselios, as that is a Hellenization of the French name Roussel, like the infamous Norman Roussel de Bailleul, whose seal this may have been during his time in imperial service.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2197
Diameter 20 mm

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Accession number BZS.1958.106.2197
Diameter 20 mm

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Accession number BZS.1958.106.2197
Diameter 20 mm

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