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John Komnenos, sebastos and doux of Skopia (eleventh/twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

The Transfiguration. In the upper register, Christ stands between Moses and Elijah (right), who incline their heads. In the lower register, Jacob, Peter, and John are visible, kneeling in the lower foreground. Inscription in two columns: Η|ΜΕ|ΤΑ|ΜΟΡ.||Σ|Ι|Σ: Ἡ Μεταμόρφωσις. No visible border..

Reverse

Inscription of six lines. No visible border.

ΚΕΘ
ΤΣΔΛ
Ι̅ΣΕΑ
ΔΟΥ..ΣΚ.
ΝΤ
...

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλ Ἰωάννῃ σεβαστῷ καὶ δουκὶ Σκοπίων τῷ Κομνην

Obverse

The Transfiguration. In the upper register, Christ stands between Moses and Elijah (right), who incline their heads. In the lower register, Jacob, Peter, and John are visible, kneeling in the lower foreground. Inscription in two columns: Η|ΜΕ|ΤΑ|ΜΟΡ.||Σ|Ι|Σ: Ἡ Μεταμόρφωσις. No visible border..

Reverse

Inscription of six lines. No visible border.

ΚΕΘ
ΤΣΔΛ
Ι̅ΣΕΑ
ΔΟΥ..ΣΚ.
ΝΤ
...

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλ Ἰωάννῃ σεβαστῷ καὶ δουκὶ Σκοπίων τῷ Κομνην

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2572
Diameter 23.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 30.1b.

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