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Kosmas, servant of the Megas Domestikos (eleventh/twelfth century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2230
Diameter 24 mm
Field diameter 20 mm
Condition Marked on the obverse.
Previous Editions

Laurent, Corpus II, no. 946; cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 1133.

Obverse

Inscription of four lines, decorations above and below. Border of dots.


κοσμα
γραφνσφρα
γισμαλ
υγχαν


Κοσμᾶ γραφῶν σφράγισμα δούλου τυγχάνω

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, decorations above and below. Border of dots.


τπαμ
.εγιου
.εγαλο
με.κ


τοῦ παμμεγίστου μεγάλου δομεστίκου

Translation

Κοσμᾶ γραφῶν σφράγισμα δούλου τυγχάνω τοῦ παμμεγίστου μεγάλου δομεστίκου.

I am the seal of the letters of Kosmas, servant of the almighty Grand Domestikos.

Commentary

The term doulos is used here to fit the metre and refers to someone in the suite (hetaireia) of the Grand Domestikos. See Cheynet, "L'homme du basileus." Note, too, the use of epithet παμμεγίστος to heighten the stature of the Grand Domestikos and hence of his servant.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2230
Diameter 24 mm
Field diameter 20 mm
Condition Marked on the obverse.
Previous Editions

Laurent, Corpus II, no. 946; cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 1133.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2230
Diameter 24 mm
Field diameter 20 mm
Condition Marked on the obverse.
Previous Editions

Laurent, Corpus II, no. 946; cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 1133.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2230
Diameter 24 mm
Field diameter 20 mm
Condition Marked on the obverse.
Previous Editions

Laurent, Corpus II, no. 946; cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 1133.

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