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N. Komnenos Doukas, sebastos (twelfth century, second half)

 
 

Obverse

Image of St. George standing, holding a spear and shield. Sigla on either side: |γε|ργ.|ο|. : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Γεώργ[ι]ο[ς]. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of seven lines, last line missing. Border of dots.

.εγι
..μ.ρτυσ
χ̣̅υ̣σονλατριν
.κεποιςκο
̣οουκαν
...σεαον
.....

[μ]έγι[στε] μ[ά]ρτυς Χ(ριστο)ῦ, σὸν λάτριν [σ]κέποις Κομνηνοδούκαν [τὸν] σεβαστὸν [ἀξίαν]

Obverse

Image of St. George standing, holding a spear and shield. Sigla on either side: |γε|ργ.|ο|. : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Γεώργ[ι]ο[ς]. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of seven lines, last line missing. Border of dots.

.εγι
..μ.ρτυσ
χ̣̅υ̣σονλατριν
.κεποιςκο
̣οουκαν
...σεαον
.....

[μ]έγι[στε] μ[ά]ρτυς Χ(ριστο)ῦ, σὸν λάτριν [σ]κέποις Κομνηνοδούκαν [τὸν] σεβαστὸν [ἀξίαν]

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.741
Diameter 34.0 mm; field: 28.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 1420.

Translation

μέγιστε μάρτυς Χριστοῦ, σὸν λάτριν σκέποις Κομνηνοδούκαν τὸν σεβαστὸν ἀξίαν.

Great martyr of Christ, may you protect your servant ... Komnenos Doukas, sebastos by title.

Commentary

Wassiliou-Seibt proposed ἀξίαν as the last word in the inscription, but it is possible that the owner's Christian name came at the end.