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Romanos Koupaxes (?) (twelfth century)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1885
Diameter 25 mm
Condition Chipped.


Bust of the Mother of God with medallion of Christ. Sigla: .ΡΘ.: Μήτηρ Θεο. Indeterminate border.


Inscription in five lines. Indeterminate border.


Τὸν σὲν Κουπάξην Ρωμανὸν σκέπε Κορη


Τὸν σὸν Κουπάξην Ρωμανὸν σκέπε Κορη.

Virgin, protect your servant Romanos Koupaxes.


Since the blank was too small for the die, the initial letters on the left side of the reverse are missing. The reading of the name on this seal is therefore provisional and cannot be resolved with certainty until a better preserved parallel becomes known.

There appears to be an error in the second line of the reverse where the second letter seems to be epsilon instead of the expected omicron. We have restored the likely reading σὸν.