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John Makrembolites (twelfth century, first half)

 
 

Obverse

The Mother of God enthroned, holding the Child in her lap. Sigla: μ̅θ̅: Μ(ήτηρ) Θ(εοῦ). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, a cross above. Border of dots.


θκ̅εοη
θειτσ
λι̅
μακρεμ
ολιτη

Θ(εοτό)κε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ἰω(άννῃ) τῷ Μακρεμβολίτῃ

Obverse

The Mother of God enthroned, holding the Child in her lap. Sigla: μ̅θ̅: Μ(ήτηρ) Θ(εοῦ). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, a cross above. Border of dots.


θκ̅εοη
θειτσ
λι̅
μακρεμ
ολιτη

Θ(εοτό)κε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ἰω(άννῃ) τῷ Μακρεμβολίτῃ

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1426
Diameter 26.0 mm; field: 24.0 mm
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Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ἰωάννῃ τῷ Μακρεμβολίτῃ.

Mother of God, help your servant John Makrembolites.

Commentary

Note that the letter Μ in the sigla on the obverse is carved upside down.