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John Atzimes (thirteenth century)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.478
Diameter 30 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1572.

Obverse

The archangel Michael standing on a suppedaneum, wings outspread, holding the scepter and globus. Details and epigraphy indistinct. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Inscription of seven lines, decorations above and below. Indeterminate border.

  
οτωναυ
λωνταγμα
τωναρχηγε
τησσκεποισ
ευμενωσα
τιμηνιω
αννην
  

ὁ τῶν ἀΰλων ταγμάτων άρχηγέτης, σκέποις εύμενῶς Ἀτζίμην Ἰωάννην

Translation

ὁ τῶν ἀΰλων ταγμάτων άρχηγέτης, σκέποις εύμενῶς Ἀτζίμην Ἰωάννην.

The commander of the incorporeal legions, may you favor John Atzimes with your protection.

Commentary

On the etymology of this Arabo-Turkish family name, well attested in the fourteenth century, see Wassiliou-Seibt's commentary.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.478
Diameter 30 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1572.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.478
Diameter 30 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1572.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.478
Diameter 30 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1572.

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