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Constantine Tornikes, sebastos (twelfth/thirteenth century)

 
 

Obverse

St George standing, holding a spear and shield. Epigraphy preserved at left: Ο|Α|Γ|Ι|Ο: ὁ ἅγιο(ς) [Γεώργιος]. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines ending with an ornament; presumably a cross above. Border of dots.

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[σφρ]αγὶς [σεβα]στοῦ [Τορ]νίκη [Κ]ων(σταντίνου)

Obverse

St George standing, holding a spear and shield. Epigraphy preserved at left: Ο|Α|Γ|Ι|Ο: ὁ ἅγιο(ς) [Γεώργιος]. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines ending with an ornament; presumably a cross above. Border of dots.

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
Ν̣ΙΚΗ
̣Ν

[σφρ]αγὶς [σεβα]στοῦ [Τορ]νίκη [Κ]ων(σταντίνου)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.4489
Diameter 26.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 2858a.

Translation

σφραγὶς σεβαστοῦ Τορνίκη Κωνσταντίνου.

Seal of the sebastos Constantine Tornikes.

Commentary

The owner may be identical with the Constantine Tornikes attested as epi ton deeseon in 1195 (and later, eparch, 1199) and as logothete of the Drome (1203). See Wassiliou-Seibt's remarks in the commentary to this and the related seals published in her catalogue.