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Katakalon Trachaneiotes (eleventh century, second half)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1357
Diameter 26 mm
Condition Blank too small for die. Chipped and corroded.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 1096b (listing parallels and their editions).

Obverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

κ̣̣τ̣̣
λν̣.
ργισ̣μ̣
νγρ
̣,το,

Κατα[κ]αλὼν [σ]φράγισμ[α τ]ῶν γραφ(ῶν) τόδ(ε)

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

.ρχ̣
.ιτο
σκεποισ̣
θυ̅λογ,

[Τ]ραχα[ν]ιώτου, ὅ[ν] σκέποις, Θ(εο)ῦ Λόγ(ε)

Translation

Κατακαλὼν σφράγισμα τῶν γραφῶν τόδε Τραχανιώτου, ὅν σκέποις, Θεοῦ Λόγε.

This is the seal of the letters of Katakalon Trachaneiotes; Word of God, may you protect him.

Commentary

Katakalon Trachaneiotes (note the variant Tarchaneiotes on other seals) is well attested in Byzantine sources from 1074 until 1095.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1357
Diameter 26 mm
Condition Blank too small for die. Chipped and corroded.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 1096b (listing parallels and their editions).

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1357
Diameter 26 mm
Condition Blank too small for die. Chipped and corroded.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 1096b (listing parallels and their editions).

Notes

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1357
Diameter 26 mm
Condition Blank too small for die. Chipped and corroded.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 1096b (listing parallels and their editions).

Parallels

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