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Leo Kazanes, protonobellisimos (twelfth century, second half)

 
 

Obverse

Scene of the Crucifixion, with the Mother of God to the left and an unidentified figure at right. Details indistinct. Sigla visible on either side of the upper portion of the cross: ΙΣ̅ΧΣ̅: Ἰ(ησοῦ)ς Χ(ριστό)ς. Border of dots.

Reverse

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


Σ̣ΦΡ.ΙΣ
Λ̣ΕΟΝΤΟΣ
̣ΝΕΛΛΙ
Σ̣Μ̣ΤΚ
ΝΗ

σφρα[γ]ὶς Λέοντος (πρωτο)νωβελλ(ι)σίμου τοῦ Καζάνη

Obverse

Scene of the Crucifixion, with the Mother of God to the left and an unidentified figure at right. Details indistinct. Sigla visible on either side of the upper portion of the cross: ΙΣ̅ΧΣ̅: Ἰ(ησοῦ)ς Χ(ριστό)ς. Border of dots.

Reverse

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


Σ̣ΦΡ.ΙΣ
Λ̣ΕΟΝΤΟΣ
̣ΝΕΛΛΙ
Σ̣Μ̣ΤΚ
ΝΗ

σφρα[γ]ὶς Λέοντος (πρωτο)νωβελλ(ι)σίμου τοῦ Καζάνη

Accession number BZS.1958.106.3202
Diameter 26.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 2540.

Translation

σφραγὶς Λέοντος πρωτονωβελλισίμου τοῦ Καζάνη.

Seal of Leo Kazanes, protonobellisimos.

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