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Constantine doux, nobellisimos, and archon (eleventh/twelfth century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.3263
Diameter 29 mm
Field diameter 27 mm
Previous Editions

W. Seibt, "The eastern frontiers of Byzantium in the decennia after Manzikert: Can seals help reconstruct developments?" SBS 12 (2016), 30-31. Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1577.

Obverse

Saints Theodore (left) and George standing, holding spears and shields. Sigla at left and right: θ|εο||ρο  γ|εο|ργ|ι/ : Θεόδωρος | Γεόργιος. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines, a cross above. Border of dots.


οιμρτυρ,σ
σζοιτετισ
μΧισουκ
νελλισιμον
τρχοντονκ
νστντινον

Οἱ μάρτυρες σώζοιτε ταῖς μάχαις δούκα νωβελλίσιμον τἀρχόντον Κωνσταντῖνον

Translation

Οἱ μάρτυρες σώζοιτε ταῖς μάχαις δούκα νωβελλίσιμον τἀρχόντον Κωνσταντῖνον.

Martyrs, may you preserve Constantine in battle, doux, nobellisimos, and archon.

Commentary

Seibt reads τάρχόντον as a condensation of τῶν ἀρχόντων and suggests that the owner may have been the Constantine who carved out a small realm on the Euphrates at Karkar (today Gerger) and was active in the affairs of the east from the 1080s until his death in 1114.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.3263
Diameter 29 mm
Field diameter 27 mm
Previous Editions

W. Seibt, "The eastern frontiers of Byzantium in the decennia after Manzikert: Can seals help reconstruct developments?" SBS 12 (2016), 30-31. Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1577.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.3263
Diameter 29 mm
Field diameter 27 mm
Previous Editions

W. Seibt, "The eastern frontiers of Byzantium in the decennia after Manzikert: Can seals help reconstruct developments?" SBS 12 (2016), 30-31. Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1577.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1958.106.3263
Diameter 29 mm
Field diameter 27 mm
Previous Editions

W. Seibt, "The eastern frontiers of Byzantium in the decennia after Manzikert: Can seals help reconstruct developments?" SBS 12 (2016), 30-31. Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1577.

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