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Joseph Doukas Batatzes (thirteenth century, first half)

 
 

Obverse

St Theodore standing, holding a spear and shield against the ground. Inscription on either side: Ο||ΓΙ|Ο|ΣΘΕ|ΟΟ|Ρ|Ο|Σ: ὁ ἅγιος Θεόδορος. Border of dots.

Reverse

Between concentric borders of dots, a circular inscription beginning (with a cross) at twelfve o'clock. In the center, a monogram resolved as the owner's family name: Δούκας Βατάτζης.

.Σ̣ΦΡΣΙΣΗΦ̣.ΧΗΝΕΚΤΥΠΣ

σφραγὶς Ἰωσὴφ μ[α]χητὴν ἐκτυποῦσα

Obverse

St Theodore standing, holding a spear and shield against the ground. Inscription on either side: Ο||ΓΙ|Ο|ΣΘΕ|ΟΟ|Ρ|Ο|Σ: ὁ ἅγιος Θεόδορος. Border of dots.

Reverse

Between concentric borders of dots, a circular inscription beginning (with a cross) at twelfve o'clock. In the center, a monogram resolved as the owner's family name: Δούκας Βατάτζης.

.Σ̣ΦΡΣΙΣΗΦ̣.ΧΗΝΕΚΤΥΠΣ

σφραγὶς Ἰωσὴφ μ[α]χητὴν ἐκτυποῦσα

Accession number BZS.1958.106.783
Diameter 26.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 2480.

Translation

σφραγὶς Ἰωσὴφ μαχητὴν ἐκτυποῦσα.

Seal of Joseph bearing the image of the warrior.

Commentary