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Eumathios Philokales, nobellisimos (eleventh century, second half)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.908
Diameter 26 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 2226a.

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans with the medallion of Christ before her. Epigraphy visible at right: θυ̅: [Μ(ήτη)ρ] Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines. Border of dots.

.ονλτ̣ρ̣
π̣ιστονευμ
ιονπρθενε
ν̣ελλισιμον
τ̣ονφιλοκλ..
.κ̣εποισ

[σ]ὸν λάτρ[ιν] πιστὸν Εὐμά[θ]ιον, πάρθενε, νωβελλίσιμον τὸν Φιλοκάλ[ην σ]κέποις

Translation

σὸν λάτριν πιστὸν Εὐμάθιον, πάρθενε, νωβελλίσιμον τὸν Φιλοκάλην σκέποις.

Virgin, may you protect your faithful servant Eumathios Philokales, nobellisimos.

Commentary

The seal should be dated before the year 1099 when Eumathios Philokales became military commander of Cyprus with the title of protonobellisimos. See Wassiliou-Seibt's commentary for further references.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.908
Diameter 26 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 2226a.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.908
Diameter 26 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 2226a.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1958.106.908
Diameter 26 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 2226a.

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