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Andronikos Palaiologos Komnenodoukas, protopansebastohypertatos (twelfth century, second half)

 
 

Obverse

Inscription of six lines beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

Π
ΛΙΟΛΟΓΟΣ
ΝΡΟΝΙΚΟΣ
ΜΕΓΡΕΙ
ΚΟΜΝΟ
Κ

Παλαιολόγος Ἀνδρόνικός με γράφει Κομνηνοδουκῶν

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, a decoration below. Border of dots.

ΕΞ̣Ν
ΚΤΟΣΥΟΣ̣
ΟΠΡΤΟΠΝ
ΣΕΟΣΕΞ
ΥΠΕΡΤΤ
  

ἐξ ἀνάκτων ὀσφύος ὁ πρωτοπανσέβαστος ἐξ ὑπερτάτου

Obverse

Inscription of six lines beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

Π
ΛΙΟΛΟΓΟΣ
ΝΡΟΝΙΚΟΣ
ΜΕΓΡΕΙ
ΚΟΜΝΟ
Κ

Παλαιολόγος Ἀνδρόνικός με γράφει Κομνηνοδουκῶν

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, a decoration below. Border of dots.

ΕΞ̣Ν
ΚΤΟΣΥΟΣ̣
ΟΠΡΤΟΠΝ
ΣΕΟΣΕΞ
ΥΠΕΡΤΤ
  

ἐξ ἀνάκτων ὀσφύος ὁ πρωτοπανσέβαστος ἐξ ὑπερτάτου

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1227
Diameter 32.0 mm; field: 28.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1748.

Translation

Παλαιολόγος Ἀνδρόνικός με γράφει Κομνηνοδουκῶν ἐξ ἀνάκτων ὀσφύος ὁ πρωτοπανσέβαστος ἐξ ὑπερτάτου.

The protospansebastohypertatos Andronikos Palaiologos, sprung from the royal Komnenoi and Doukai, is the one who has inscribed me.

Commentary

Three candidates have been proposed as the owner of this seal. Of these, Wassiliou-Seibt has opted for the Andronikos Palaiologos attested among the participants of the Synod of 1191 (with the title shown on this seal). He was also the father of the future emperor Michael VIII Palaiologos (1259-1282).