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Constantine Koskinas (eleventh/twelfth century)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4021
Diameter 20 mm

Obverse

Bust of St. George holding a spear and a shield. Inscription in two columns: Γεώργιος. Linear border.

Γ     
Ε     Γ,

Reverse

Inscription in four lines. Linear border.

ΣΦΡΑ
ΓΙΣΠΕΦΥ
ΚΕΚΟΣΚΥ
ΝΑΚ̅Ν

Σφραγὶς πέφυκε Κοσκυνᾶ Κωνσταντίνου

Translation

Σφραγὶς πέφυκε Κοσκυνᾶ Κωνσταντίνου.

This is the seal of Constantine Koskinas.

Commentary

Dodecasyllabic. This seal is possibly related to another type belonging to an individual named Constantine Koskinas and dated to the twelfth century (BZS.1947.2.1101 and Vatican 182). On these two specimens the name is spelled Κοσκινᾶς rather than Κοσκυνᾶς, the latter variant possibly reflecting a scribal error. According to Laurent (Sceaux byzantins), the family name Koskinas is well attested in Byzantine prosopography. 

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4021
Diameter 20 mm
Accession number BZS.1955.1.4021
Diameter 20 mm

Notes

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4021
Diameter 20 mm