You are here:Home/Resources/ Byzantine Seals/ Search the Catalogue/ Constantine Komnenos (twelfth century)

Constantine Komnenos (twelfth century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.3441
Diameter 14 mm
Field diameter 9 mm
Condition Partially effaced on both sides.

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

Translation

Χριστὲ βοήθει Κωνσταντίνῳ Κομνινῷ.

Christ, help Constantine Komnenos.

Commentary

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

Accession number BZS.1958.106.3441
Diameter 14 mm
Field diameter 9 mm
Condition Partially effaced on both sides.
Accession number BZS.1958.106.3441
Diameter 14 mm
Field diameter 9 mm
Condition Partially effaced on both sides.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1958.106.3441
Diameter 14 mm
Field diameter 9 mm
Condition Partially effaced on both sides.

Parallels

Related Content