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Constantine Manganites (eleventh/twelfth century)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.357
Diameter 25 mm
Field diameter 21 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 782.

Obverse

Inscription of five lines beginning with a cross. Decorations above and below. Border of dots.

  
επι
σραγ,μα
πραΞεν
τελο
γ,

ἐπισφράγ(ισ)μα πράξεών τε (καὶ) λόγ(ων)

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, a decoration above and a pellet below. Border of dots.

  
του
μαγγανι
ττυγχα
ν
Κ̅ν

τοῦ Μαγγανίτου τυγχάνω Κων(σταντίνου)

Translation

ἐπισφράγισμα πράξεών τε καὶ λόγων τοῦ Μαγγανίτου τυγχάνω Κωνσταντίνου.

I happen to seal the acts and documents of Constantine Manganites.

Commentary

What we read as a family name, Manganites, is not attested elsewhere, and may in fact refer indirectly to a function in the oikos of the Mangana, as Wassiliou-Seibt suggests.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.357
Diameter 25 mm
Field diameter 21 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 782.