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Constantine Taranes, sebastos (twelfth century, second half)

 
 

Obverse

St Theodore Stratelates standing, holding a spear and shield. Inscription on either side: ̣|Θ̣Ε|Ο||ΡΟ,Ο|Ρ|ΤΗ|ΛΤΗ: ὁ ἅ(γιος) Θεόδωρο(ς) ὁ Στρατηλάτη(ς). Border of dots.

Reverse

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


ΣΦΡΣ
ΣΕΟΥ
ΤΡΝΗ
Κ̅Ν

σφραγὶς σεβαστοῦ Ταράνη Κων(σταντίνου)

Obverse

St Theodore Stratelates standing, holding a spear and shield. Inscription on either side: ̣|Θ̣Ε|Ο||ΡΟ,Ο|Ρ|ΤΗ|ΛΤΗ: ὁ ἅ(γιος) Θεόδωρο(ς) ὁ Στρατηλάτη(ς). Border of dots.

Reverse

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


ΣΦΡΣ
ΣΕΟΥ
ΤΡΝΗ
Κ̅Ν

σφραγὶς σεβαστοῦ Ταράνη Κων(σταντίνου)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.3282
Diameter 30.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 2855.

Translation

σφραγὶς σεβαστοῦ Ταράνη Κωνσταντίνου.

Seal of the sebastos Constantine Taranes.

Commentary

The family name Taranes appears to be of Italian origin (Tarani, Tarano).

Bibliography

  • Corpus der byzantinischen Siegel mit metrischen Legenden, Vol. 2, Siegellegenden von Ny bis inklusive Sphragis (Open in Zotero)