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Constantine Opos, kouropalates (twelfth century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2883
Diameter 26 mm
Condition Struck off-center.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 927; Stavros G. Georgiou, "The Byzantine family of Opos: Addenda et corrigenda," Byzantion 83 (2013), no. 14 (dating the seal to the years after 1094).

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God (Episkepsis) orans, the medallion of Christ before her. Sigla: .ρ̅θυ̅ : Μήτηρ Θεοῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

θκ̅ε
σκεπησμ,
τοσοικε
τ,κροπα̅
κ̅̅ν̅το
πο

Θεοτόκε σκέπης με το σῷ οἰκέτ κουροπαλάτῃ Κωνσταντίνῳ το Ὤπο

Translation

Θεοτόκε σκέπης με το σῷ οἰκέτῃ κουροπαλάτῃ Κωνσταντίνῳ το Ὤπο.

Theotokos, protect me, your servant the kouropalates Constantine Opos.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2883
Diameter 26 mm
Condition Struck off-center.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 927; Stavros G. Georgiou, "The Byzantine family of Opos: Addenda et corrigenda," Byzantion 83 (2013), no. 14 (dating the seal to the years after 1094).

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2883
Diameter 26 mm
Condition Struck off-center.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 927; Stavros G. Georgiou, "The Byzantine family of Opos: Addenda et corrigenda," Byzantion 83 (2013), no. 14 (dating the seal to the years after 1094).