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Constantine Manouelites, judge (twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St Nicholas holding the book and offering a blessing. Details indistinct. Sigla on either side: |νι|κ|ολ|αο|σ : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Νικόλαος. Border of dots.

Reverse

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


τκριτ,
κνσταν
τιντου
μανη
λιτ,

τοῦ κριτ(οῦ) Κωνσταντίνου τοῦ Μανουηλίτ(ου)

Obverse

Bust of St Nicholas holding the book and offering a blessing. Details indistinct. Sigla on either side: |νι|κ|ολ|αο|σ : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Νικόλαος. Border of dots.

Reverse

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


τκριτ,
κνσταν
τιντου
μανη
λιτ,

τοῦ κριτ(οῦ) Κωνσταντίνου τοῦ Μανουηλίτ(ου)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.3857
Diameter 21.0 mm
Previous Editions

The inscription contains thirteen syllables but would work as a proper dodecasyllable if the ουη in the owner's family name were elided.

Translation

τοῦ κριτοῦ Κωνσταντίνου τοῦ Μανουηλίτου.

(Seal of) the judge Constantine Manouelites.

Commentary

The owner of this seal is likely the same Constantine Manouelites attested as one of the judges in a tribunal convened to rule on a case involving the Lavra monastery in 1196; see PBW: Konstantinos 245.