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Constantine (twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

The Mother of God seated on a backless throne, holding the Child in her right arm. Inscription on either side: ΜΡ̅ΘΥ̅: Μ(ήτη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

ΣΡΑ
ΓΙΣΚ̅Ν
ΟΤΟΥΛΕ
ΞΙΟΥ

σφραγὶς Κων(σταντίνου) ὁ τοῦ Ἀλεξίου

Obverse

The Mother of God seated on a backless throne, holding the Child in her right arm. Inscription on either side: ΜΡ̅ΘΥ̅: Μ(ήτη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

ΣΡΑ
ΓΙΣΚ̅Ν
ΟΤΟΥΛΕ
ΞΙΟΥ

σφραγὶς Κων(σταντίνου) ὁ τοῦ Ἀλεξίου

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3742
Diameter 21.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 2515.

Translation

σφραγὶς Κωνσταντίνου ὁ τοῦ Ἀλεξίου.

Seal of Constantine, son (or man) of Alexios.

Commentary

It is not clear whether the phrase ὁ τοῦ Ἀλεξίου means that the owner was his son or in service to him ("man of").