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Mitzakalites epi tou stratou (thirteenth/fourteenth century)

 
 

Obverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

οτυ
.πιου
τρατ
ου

τοῦ πὶ τοῦ στρατοῦ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

ο υ
μιτα
καλι
του

τοῦ Μιτζακαλίτου

Obverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

οτυ
.πιου
τρατ
ου

τοῦ πὶ τοῦ στρατοῦ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

ο υ
μιτα
καλι
του

τοῦ Μιτζακαλίτου

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.3308
Diameter 18.0 mm; field: 15.0 mm

Translation

τοῦ ἐπὶ τοῦ στρατοῦ τοῦ Μιτζακαλίτου.

(Seal of) Mitzakalites, epi tou stratou.

Commentary

Note the interesting way of engraving τοῦ (second line of obverse, first line of reverse).

The reading of the family name is by no means certain. Although the epigraphy points to an earlier date, the title epi tou stratou is not attested until the fourteenth century.