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John Katakalos (eleventh/twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans, holding the medallion of Christ before her. Sigla: ̅θυ̅ : Μήτηρ Θεοῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, decorations above and below. Border of dots.


θκεο
ηθειια
ννητκα
τακαλ


Θεοτόκε βοήθει Ἰωάννῃ τῷ Κατακαλῷ

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans, holding the medallion of Christ before her. Sigla: ̅θυ̅ : Μήτηρ Θεοῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, decorations above and below. Border of dots.


θκεο
ηθειια
ννητκα
τακαλ


Θεοτόκε βοήθει Ἰωάννῃ τῷ Κατακαλῷ

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2607
Diameter 20.0 mm; field: 17.0 mm

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Ἰωάννῃ τῷ Κατακαλῷ.

Theotokos, help John Katakalos.

Commentary

Note the superfluous abbreviation mark in the second line of the reverse.