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Andronikos Komnenos (twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

Inscription of eight lines. Border of dots.

.οοσ
ανρονικοσ
.ευοκιασ
.ορυρουσ
.κυσριησ
.λαοσανεΨι
.σεμανηλ
ασιλεοσ

[Κ]ομνηνὸς Ἀνδρόνικος [ἐ]ξ Εὐδοκίας [π]ορφυρυοῦς [ἐ]κφυεὶς ῥίζης [κ]λάδος ἀνεψι[ὸ]ς δὲ Μανουὴλ βασιλέος

Reverse

Inscription of seven lines. Border of dots.

..οσ̣ατ
.τθεορ
.μεπροιστ.
κελογν
καιπραγ
ματν

[υἱ]ὸς Βατ[ά]τζου δεσπ[ό]του Θεοδώρ[ου ἐ]μὲ προΐστ[η] κε λόγων καὶ πραγμάτων

Obverse

Inscription of eight lines. Border of dots.

.οοσ
ανρονικοσ
.ευοκιασ
.ορυρουσ
.κυσριησ
.λαοσανεΨι
.σεμανηλ
ασιλεοσ

[Κ]ομνηνὸς Ἀνδρόνικος [ἐ]ξ Εὐδοκίας [π]ορφυρυοῦς [ἐ]κφυεὶς ῥίζης [κ]λάδος ἀνεψι[ὸ]ς δὲ Μανουὴλ βασιλέος

Reverse

Inscription of seven lines. Border of dots.

..οσ̣ατ
.τθεορ
.μεπροιστ.
κελογν
καιπραγ
ματν

[υἱ]ὸς Βατ[ά]τζου δεσπ[ό]του Θεοδώρ[ου ἐ]μὲ προΐστ[η] κε λόγων καὶ πραγμάτων

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1004
Diameter 35.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 1120 (citing previous editions).

Credit Line Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore.

Translation

Κομνηνὸς Ἀνδρόνικος, ἐξ Εὐδοκίας πορφυρυοῦς ἐκφυεὶς ῥίζης κλάδος, ἀνεψιὸς δὲ Μανουὴλ βασιλέος, υἱὸς Βατάτζου δεσπότου Θεοδώρου, ἐμὲ προΐστη κε λόγων καὶ πραγμάτων.

Andronikos Komnenos, distinguished by his birth and origin from Eudokia born in the purple, nephew of the emperor Manuel, son of the despotes Theodore Vatatzes, has set me over his words and acts.

Commentary

This is the Andronikos Komnenos killed at the siege of Neokaisareia in 1176.