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N. Maurokatakalon (eleventh/twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

Half-length Mother of God, orans, nimbate, with medallion of nimbate Christ before her. Sigla to both sides: ̄θῡ: Μήτηρ Θεοῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription in five lines. Border of dots.

ΜΑΥΡ.
ΚΑΤΑΚΑ
ΛΩΝΜΕΠΑΡ
ΘΕΝΕΣΚΕ
ΠΟΙΣ

Μαυροκατακαλών με παρθένε σκέποις.

Obverse

Half-length Mother of God, orans, nimbate, with medallion of nimbate Christ before her. Sigla to both sides: ̄θῡ: Μήτηρ Θεοῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription in five lines. Border of dots.

ΜΑΥΡ.
ΚΑΤΑΚΑ
ΛΩΝΜΕΠΑΡ
ΘΕΝΕΣΚΕ
ΠΟΙΣ

Μαυροκατακαλών με παρθένε σκέποις.

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1192
Diameter 22.0 mm
Previous Editions

Wassiliou-Seibt, Corpus, no. 1414.
Laurent, Bulles métriques, no. 649.

Translation

Μαυροκατακαλών με παρθένε σκέποις..

Virgin, may you protect me, Maurokatakalon.

Commentary

Dodecasyllable. The seal-owner does not give his first name within the inscription, and we cannot make an inference based on the obverse depiction of the Virgin.