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Michael Kamateros (eleventh/twelfth century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.4451
Diameter 25 mm
Condition Only one half remaining, split diagonally.

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans, the medallion before her. Traces of sigla: ̅: Μήτηρ Θεο. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

 Inscription in five lines. Indeterminate border.

ΟΗ
ΤΣ
.ΛΜΙΤ
ΚΑΜΑΤΗ
Ρ

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Μιχαὴλ τῷ Καματηρῷ

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Μιχαὴλ τῷ Καματηρῷ.

Lord, help your servant Michael Kamateros.

Commentary

Jordanov lists several groups of seals bearing the name Michael Kamateros, which may or may not have belonged to the same individual. Jordanov, Corpus II, no. 256. Related seals in the Dumbarton Oaks collection are listed below.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.4451
Diameter 25 mm
Condition Only one half remaining, split diagonally.