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Romanos Kozazes (eleventh/twelfth century)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2510
Diameter 24 mm
Condition Chipped and corroded.

Obverse

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

Reverse

Inscription in six lines, of which four remain legible. Indeterminate border.

...
ΚΟΖ.ΖΗ
ΝΜΕΡΜ.
ΝΟΝΣΚΕ
ΠΟΙΣ.Ο
..

Τὸν Κοζάζην με Ρωμανὸν σκέποις κόρη

Translation

Τὸν Κοζάζην με Ρωμανὸν σκέποις κόρη.

Virgin, may you protect me, Romanos Kozazes.

Commentary

Dodecasyllabic.