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David Komnenos (thirteenth century)

 
 

Obverse

The king and prophet David seated on a throne. Sigla: ΟΠΡ|ΟΦΗ: Δαβιὶδ βασιλεὺς ὁ προφήτης. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Inscription in six lines. Border of dots.

.ΑΔ̅ΣΙ
ΑΣΦΑΛΕ
ΦΝΚΥ
Δ
Α̣̅ΔΚΟΜΝ
ΑΣΙΛΕ
ΝΟΥΓΙ

Δαβὶδ βασιλεῦ ασφαλὲς γραφῶν κῦρος Δαβὶδ Κομνηνοῦ βασιλεγγὀνου γίνου 

Obverse

The king and prophet David seated on a throne. Sigla: ΟΠΡ|ΟΦΗ: Δαβιὶδ βασιλεὺς ὁ προφήτης. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Inscription in six lines. Border of dots.

.ΑΔ̅ΣΙ
ΑΣΦΑΛΕ
ΦΝΚΥ
Δ
Α̣̅ΔΚΟΜΝ
ΑΣΙΛΕ
ΝΟΥΓΙ

Δαβὶδ βασιλεῦ ασφαλὲς γραφῶν κῦρος Δαβὶδ Κομνηνοῦ βασιλεγγὀνου γίνου 

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5585
Diameter 48.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 598a (with parallels listed).

Translation

Δαβὶδ βασιλεῦ ασφαλὲς γραφῶν κῦρος Δαβὶδ Κομνηνοῦ βασιλεγγὀνου γίνου.

King David, be the sure guardian of the correspondence of David Komnenos, descendant of the emperors.  

Commentary

The inscription consists of two dodecasyllabic verses. It must be dated to the early thirteenth century and assigned to David Komnenos, the younger brother of Alexios I of Trebizond (1204-1222).