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N. Axouchaina, sister of John pansebastos and megas domestikos (twelfth century, second half)

 
 

Obverse

Poorly preserved image of the Mother of God. No sigla visible. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of six (?) lines, top line missing. Border of dots.

.....
..Ο̣ΥΧΕΝΑ.
Α̣ΔΕΛΦΗΣ..
̣ΠΑΝΣ̣ΕΑ̣
Μ̣Ε̣Γ̣ΑΛ
......ΙΚ

[σφραγ(ὶς) Ἀξ]ούχενα[ς] ἀδελφῆς [Ἰω(άννου) τ]οῦ πανσεβά[στου] μεγάλου [δομεστ]ίκου

Obverse

Poorly preserved image of the Mother of God. No sigla visible. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of six (?) lines, top line missing. Border of dots.

.....
..Ο̣ΥΧΕΝΑ.
Α̣ΔΕΛΦΗΣ..
̣ΠΑΝΣ̣ΕΑ̣
Μ̣Ε̣Γ̣ΑΛ
......ΙΚ

[σφραγ(ὶς) Ἀξ]ούχενα[ς] ἀδελφῆς [Ἰω(άννου) τ]οῦ πανσεβά[στου] μεγάλου [δομεστ]ίκου

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2197
Diameter 27.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 2337.

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

Translation

σφραγὶς Ἀξούχενας ἀδελφῆς Ἰωάννου τοῦ πανσεβάστου μεγάλου δομεστίκου.

Seal of (N.) Axouchena, sister of the pansebastos and megas domestikos John.

Commentary

The reading of this poorly preserved inscription is by no means certain.