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Manuel Komnenos, pansebastos (twelfth century, second half)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans, the medallion of Christ before her. Sigla on either side: ̅ΘΥ̅: Μή(τη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

ΣΦΡΣ
ΜΝΗ̣ΛΚΟ
ΝΠΝΣΕ
ΡΙΖΗΣΚΙΚΗΣ̣
ΠΛΙΟΛΟΓ
ΚΛΔΟΣ

σφραγὶς Μανουὴλ Κομνηνοῦ πανσεβάστου ῥίζης Δουκικῆς Παλαιολόγων κλάδος

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans, the medallion of Christ before her. Sigla on either side: ̅ΘΥ̅: Μή(τη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

ΣΦΡΣ
ΜΝΗ̣ΛΚΟ
ΝΠΝΣΕ
ΡΙΖΗΣΚΙΚΗΣ̣
ΠΛΙΟΛΟΓ
ΚΛΔΟΣ

σφραγὶς Μανουὴλ Κομνηνοῦ πανσεβάστου ῥίζης Δουκικῆς Παλαιολόγων κλάδος

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1090
Diameter 24.0 mm; field: 20.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 2571b.

Translation

σφραγὶς Μανουὴλ Κομνηνοῦ πανσεβάστου ῥίζης Δουκικῆς Παλαιολόγων κλάδος.

Seal of the pansebastos Manuel Komnenos, of Doukas descent and an offshoot of the Palaiologoi.

Commentary

Note the ligatures used in the inscription.