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Kannaboutzes (eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5401
Diameter 27 mm
Field diameter 23 mm
Condition Reverse partly effaced by corrosion.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 2388b.

Obverse

Bust of St. Nicholas. Sigla: |ΝΙ|Κ,Λ|ΑΟ|Σ: Ὁ ἅ(γιος) Νικ(ό)λαος. Border of dots. 

Reverse

Inscription in five lines with decorations above and below. Border of dots.

  
ΣΦΡΑΓ,
ΓΡΑΦΑΣ
ΠΙΣΤΣΑ
ΤΚΑΝΝΑ
Η
  

Σφραγὶς γραφὰς πιστοῦσα τοῦ Κανναβούτζη

Translation

Σφραγὶς γραφὰς πιστοῦσα τοῦ Κανναβούτζη.

A seal certifying the correspondence of Kannaboutzes.

Commentary

The inscription on this seal consists of a dodecasyllabic verse.

One other specimen in the Dumbarton Oaks Collection is related to this seal. It bears the same inscription but differs in obverse iconography.

Cf. Jordanov, Corpus II, no. 260.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5401
Diameter 27 mm
Field diameter 23 mm
Condition Reverse partly effaced by corrosion.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 2388b.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5401
Diameter 27 mm
Field diameter 23 mm
Condition Reverse partly effaced by corrosion.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 2388b.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5401
Diameter 27 mm
Field diameter 23 mm
Condition Reverse partly effaced by corrosion.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 2388b.

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