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Theodore Banchenos (twelfth century, first half)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.3203
Diameter 20 mm
Field diameter 18 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 2341.

Obverse

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

ΣΡ
ΓΙΣΝ
ΧΗΝΟΥ

σφραγὶς Βανχήνου

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

ΤΝ
ΓΡΝ
ΘΕΟ
Ρ

τῶν γραφῶν Θεοδώρου

Translation

σφραγὶς Βανχήνου τῶν γραφῶν Θεοδώρου.

Seal of the letters of Theodore Banchenos.

Commentary

The family name Banchenos is otherwise unattested on seals. It appears to be of Iranian origin, in the meaning of "good." See the remarks in Wassiliou-Seibt's entry.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.3203
Diameter 20 mm
Field diameter 18 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 2341.