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John Katakalos (eleventh/twelfth century)

Accession Number:
BZS.1958.106.2607

Details

Diameter:
20 mm
Field:
17 mm
Condition:
Cracked and flattened along the edges.

Obverse

John Katakalos (eleventh/twelfth century)

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

Reverse

John Katakalos (eleventh/twelfth century)

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


θκεο
ηθειια
ννητκα
τακαλ


Θεοτόκε βοήθει Ἰωάννῃ τῷ Κατακαλῷ

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Ἰωάννῃ τῷ Κατακαλῷ.

Theotokos, help John Katakalos.

Audio

Commentary

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

 

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