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Kannaboutzes (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St. Nicholas. Sigla: |ΝΙ|Κ,Λ|ΑΟ|Σ: Ὁ ἅ(γιος) Νικ(ό)λαος. Border of dots. 

Reverse

Inscription in five lines with decorations above and below. Border of dots.

  
ΣΦΡΑΓ,
ΓΡΑΦΑΣ
ΠΙΣΤΣΑ
ΤΚΑΝΝΑ
Η
  

Σφραγὶς γραφὰς πιστοῦσα τοῦ Κανναβούτζη

Obverse

Bust of St. Nicholas. Sigla: |ΝΙ|Κ,Λ|ΑΟ|Σ: Ὁ ἅ(γιος) Νικ(ό)λαος. Border of dots. 

Reverse

Inscription in five lines with decorations above and below. Border of dots.

  
ΣΦΡΑΓ,
ΓΡΑΦΑΣ
ΠΙΣΤΣΑ
ΤΚΑΝΝΑ
Η
  

Σφραγὶς γραφὰς πιστοῦσα τοῦ Κανναβούτζη

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5401
Diameter 27.0 mm; field: 23.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 2388b.

Translation

Σφραγὶς γραφὰς πιστοῦσα τοῦ Κανναβούτζη.

A seal certifying the correspondence of Kannaboutzes.

Commentary

The inscription on this seal consists of a dodecasyllabic verse.

One other specimen in the Dumbarton Oaks Collection is related to this seal. It bears the same inscription but differs in obverse iconography.

Cf. Jordanov, Corpus II, no. 260.