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Constantine Angelos (Doukas), son of a porphyrogennetos and first cousin of the emperor (twelfth/thirteenth century)

 
 

Obverse

The Annunciation. Inscription preserved at right (the words of the angel in Luke I: 28): Κ̅Σ|Ε|Τ|Σ : Κ(ύριο)ς μετὰ σοῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of nine lines. Border of dots.

ΦΥΡΟΦ....
ΕΚΓΟΝΟ....
ΝΤΙΝΟ...
ΤΕΕ.....
ΓΓΕΛΟΝ......
ΚΥΡ......
ΗΣΦΡ.....
ΑΓΡ....

[Πορ]φυροφ[υοῦς] ἔκγονο[ν Κων]σταντίνο[ν πρω]τεξάδε[λφον Ἅ]γγελον β[ασιλέως] κύρωμ[α γραφῶν] ἡ σφρα[γὶς δι]αγρά[φει]

Obverse

The Annunciation. Inscription preserved at right (the words of the angel in Luke I: 28): Κ̅Σ|Ε|Τ|Σ : Κ(ύριο)ς μετὰ σοῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of nine lines. Border of dots.

ΦΥΡΟΦ....
ΕΚΓΟΝΟ....
ΝΤΙΝΟ...
ΤΕΕ.....
ΓΓΕΛΟΝ......
ΚΥΡ......
ΗΣΦΡ.....
ΑΓΡ....

[Πορ]φυροφ[υοῦς] ἔκγονο[ν Κων]σταντίνο[ν πρω]τεξάδε[λφον Ἅ]γγελον β[ασιλέως] κύρωμ[α γραφῶν] ἡ σφρα[γὶς δι]αγρά[φει]

Accession number BZS.1958.106.487
Diameter 37.0 mm; field: 36.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1812.

Translation

Πορφυροφυοῦς ἔκγονον Κωνσταντίνον πρωτεξάδελφον Ἅγγελον βασιλέως κύρωμα γραφῶν ἡ σφραγὶς διαγράφει.

The seal, a verification of his correspondence, presents Constantine Angelos, son of a porphyrogennetos and cousin of the emperor.

Commentary

This is the seal of Constantine Angelos Doukas, a cousin of the emperor Isaac II Angelos (1185-1195, 1203-1204). He was appointed head of the fleet and governor of Philippoupolis by the emperor but took part in a failed coup against him and was blinded.