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Karamallos (eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1044
Diameter 18 mm
Condition Oxidated, partly effaced on the obverse, chipped.

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans with faintly visible medallion of the Christ Child. Sigla: ̅ΘΥ̅Μήτηρ Θεοῦ. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Inscription in five lines. Indeterminate border.

ΤΟΝ
ΑΡΑΜΑ
Λ̣ΟΝΕ̅Ρ
Τ̣ΛΟΓ
Σ.ΕΠˊ

Τὸν Καραμάλον μῆτερ τοῦ Λόγου σκέπε

Translation

Τὸν Καραμάλον μῆτερ τοῦ Λόγου σκέπε.

Mother of the Divine Word, protect Karamallos.

Commentary

Dodecasyllabic.

Laurent (Corpus II, no. 1137) lists a seal (Orghidan Collection no. 309) belonging to George Karamallos, anthypatos, patrikios, vestes and ephoros, which he dates to the eleventh century. He mentions that another seal of George Karamallos is preserved in the collection of the Ottoman Museum (Istanbul Archaeology Museums). 

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1044
Diameter 18 mm
Condition Oxidated, partly effaced on the obverse, chipped.
Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1044
Diameter 18 mm
Condition Oxidated, partly effaced on the obverse, chipped.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1044
Diameter 18 mm
Condition Oxidated, partly effaced on the obverse, chipped.

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