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Constantine Komnenos (twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

The scene of the Crucifixion. Christ on the cross, St. John and the Virgin standing below. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription in four lines. Border of dots. 

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̣Θ̣Κ̅Ν
ΚΟΜΝΙ
Ν

Χριστὲ βοήθει Κωνσταντίνῳ Κομνινῷ

Obverse

The scene of the Crucifixion. Christ on the cross, St. John and the Virgin standing below. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription in four lines. Border of dots. 

XΕ̅
̣Θ̣Κ̅Ν
ΚΟΜΝΙ
Ν

Χριστὲ βοήθει Κωνσταντίνῳ Κομνινῷ

Accession number BZS.1958.106.3441
Diameter 14.0 mm; field: 9.0 mm

Translation

Χριστὲ βοήθει Κωνσταντίνῳ Κομνινῷ.

Christ, help Constantine Komnenos.

Commentary

Dodecasyllabic.
This is one of the rare Byzantine seals depicting a narrative scene.