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Basil Doukas Kamateros, brother-in-law of the emperor (1195-1203)

Accession Number:
BZS.1958.106.1544

Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 187b.

Details

Diameter:
39 mm
Condition:
Cracked along channel; large portion chipped off.

Obverse

Basil Doukas Kamateros, brother-in-law of the emperor (1195-1203)

Inscription in seven lines. Indeterminate border.

ΣΙΛ
ΟΣΦΥΣΕ
ΣΔΚ
ΝΣΚΙΚ
ΤΗΡΝΥΤ
ΝΚΤΟΣΥ
ΣΟΝΝ

Βασίλειος φὺς εὐκλεους Δουκῶν γένους καὶ Καματηρῶν αὐτάνακτος Αὐσόνων

Reverse

Basil Doukas Kamateros, brother-in-law of the emperor (1195-1203)

Inscription in seven lines. Indeterminate border.

ΑΙ
ΛΦΟΣ
ΡΑΦΑΙΣ
ΠΡΑΚΤΕΙΟΣ
ΝΑΑΤΝ
ΝΤΥΠΟΝΣ
ΚΛΕΙΘΡΟΝ
Ρ

γυναικαδελφός ἐν γραφαῖς καὶ πρακτέοις τῶν γραμμάτων τὸν τύπον ὡς κλεῖθρον φέρω

Translation

Βασίλειος φὺς εὐκλεους Δουκῶν γένους καὶ Καματηρῶν αὐτάνακτος Αὐσόνων γυναικαδελφός ἐν γραφαῖς καὶ πρακτέοις τῶν γραμμάτων τὸν τύπον ὡς κλεῖθρον φέρω.

Sprung from the illustrious Doukas and Kamateros families, brother-in-law of the emperor of the Romans, Basil presents this inscribed seal as the lock on his correspondence and acts.

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Commentary

Dodecasyllabic. The wording on this seal differs slightly from the other seal of Basil Doukas Kamateros in the DO collection (noted below), as does the use of ligatures.

 

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