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Eumathios Philokales, nobellisimos (eleventh century, second half)

 
 

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

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

Accession number BZS.1958.106.908
Diameter 26.0 mm
Previous Editions

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

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.