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Andronikos Kontostephanos (twelfth century, second half)

 
 

Obverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

̣Ν̣̣Ρ̣Ο̣
νικου.ρ
γισμκο
τοε̣
νου

Ἀνδρονίκου [σ]φρ[ά]γισμα Κο[ν]τοστεφάνου

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, top line all but illegible. Border of dots.

ο...
Τ̣Ρ̣Ο̣Θ̣Ε̣Ν̣πρ
Ε̣Ι̣Σ̣Ι̣Κ̣ο
ννυ
τλησ

ὃ[ς μη]τρόθεν πρ[ό]εισι Κομνηνῶν φῦτλης

Obverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

̣Ν̣̣Ρ̣Ο̣
νικου.ρ
γισμκο
τοε̣
νου

Ἀνδρονίκου [σ]φρ[ά]γισμα Κο[ν]τοστεφάνου

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, top line all but illegible. Border of dots.

ο...
Τ̣Ρ̣Ο̣Θ̣Ε̣Ν̣πρ
Ε̣Ι̣Σ̣Ι̣Κ̣ο
ννυ
τλησ

ὃ[ς μη]τρόθεν πρ[ό]εισι Κομνηνῶν φῦτλης

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1091
Diameter 28.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 107.

Translation

Ἀνδρονίκου σφράγισμα Κοντοστεφάνου ὃς μητρόθεν πρόεισι Κομνηνῶν φῦτλης.

The seal of Andronikos Kontostephanos, of Komnenian issue on his mother's side.

Commentary

The owner of this seal is identified as Andronikos Kontostephanos Komnenos, the third son of Stephanos Kontostephanos and Anna Komnene, who became megas doux in the year 1166 and died in 1195.