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Joseph Bryennios, sebastos (twelfth century, second half)

 
 

Obverse

Image of St George standing, holding a shield with his left hand. Sigla on either side: ο|α|γ|ι|ο,γε|ρ||ο : ὁ ἅγιο(ς) Γεώργιο(ς). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, a cross above. Border of dots.


σφρ
σεα...υ
ησηφ
ρ̣υενι

σφρ[αγὶς] σεβα[στο]ῦ Ἠωσὴφ Βρενίου

Obverse

Image of St George standing, holding a shield with his left hand. Sigla on either side: ο|α|γ|ι|ο,γε|ρ||ο : ὁ ἅγιο(ς) Γεώργιο(ς). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, a cross above. Border of dots.


σφρ
σεα...υ
ησηφ
ρ̣υενι

σφρ[αγὶς] σεβα[στο]ῦ Ἠωσὴφ Βρενίου

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2764
Diameter 26.0 mm
Condition Chipped; one quarter missing.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 2820.

Translation

σφραγὶς σεβαστοῦ Ἠωσὴφ Βρενίου.

Seal of the sebastos Joseph Bryennios.

Commentary

A relative (γαμβρός) of Manuel I Komnenos, Joseph Bryennios held military command under this emperor during the 1160s. See PBW: Joseph 17001.