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George Akropolites, grand logothetes (thirteenth century)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1285
Diameter 42 mm
Previous Editions

Laurent, Corpus II, no. 597; Oikonomides, Dated Seals, no. 136. Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 71.

Obverse

Bust of St. George holding a round shield in his left hand. Sigla: ο||οσγ.|ρ|οσ: Ὁ ἅγιος Γεώργιος. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines. No border visible.

κροπο
Ιτουτσ.
σρτυσκυ
ρονυου
ντοσεγο
υογοθετ

Ἀκροπολίτου τὰς γραφὰς, μάρτυς, κύρου ὁμωνυμοῦντος μεγάλου λογοθέτου

Translation

Ἀκροπολίτου τὰς γραφὰς, μάρτυς, κύρου ὁμωνυμοῦντος μεγάλου λογοθέτου.

Martyr, confirm the letters of Akropolites, the megas logothetes who bears the same name as you.

Commentary

The owner of this seal is the well-known historian George Akropolites who was promoted to the rank of grand logothetes in 1256 and died in 1282. The seal will thus have been struck sometime in the intervening years.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1285
Diameter 42 mm
Previous Editions

Laurent, Corpus II, no. 597; Oikonomides, Dated Seals, no. 136. Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 71.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1285
Diameter 42 mm
Previous Editions

Laurent, Corpus II, no. 597; Oikonomides, Dated Seals, no. 136. Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 71.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1285
Diameter 42 mm
Previous Editions

Laurent, Corpus II, no. 597; Oikonomides, Dated Seals, no. 136. Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 71.

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