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Leo Machetarios, ostiarios (eleventh/twelfth century)

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1183
Diameter 22 mm
Field diameter 16 mm
Condition Chipped at the top opening of the channel; corroded on the right side of the reverse.

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin, turned slightly to the right, holding in her left hand the infant Christ who turns his head to the front while holding his mother with his hand, while her right hand is in front of her chest, pointing toward Christ. Sigla: ̄θῡ: Μήτηρ Θεοῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription in five lines. Border of dots.

ΘΚ̄Ε͵.͵Θ̄͵
ΤΣ
ΛΕΟΝΤΙΟΣ
ΤΙΑΡΤΜΑ
ΧΗΤΑΡΙ

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Λέοντι ὀστιαρίῳ τῷ Μαχηταρίῳ

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Λέοντι ὀστιαρίῳ τῷ Μαχηταρίῳ.

Theotokos, help your servant Leo Machetarios, ostiarios.

Commentary

Laurent discusses this family name in "Légendes sigillographiques et familles byzantines," 348-49; Bulles métriques, 421, 650. See also Adontz, "Notes Arméno-Byzantines," 367-71.

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1183
Diameter 22 mm
Field diameter 16 mm
Condition Chipped at the top opening of the channel; corroded on the right side of the reverse.
Accession number BZS.1947.2.1183
Diameter 22 mm
Field diameter 16 mm
Condition Chipped at the top opening of the channel; corroded on the right side of the reverse.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1183
Diameter 22 mm
Field diameter 16 mm
Condition Chipped at the top opening of the channel; corroded on the right side of the reverse.

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