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Constantine Bourtzes, magistros (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St Theodore holding spear and shield. Sigla on either side: |θε|ο||ρο : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Θεόδωρο(ς). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

κε̅ο
ηθεικ̅ν
μαγιστρ,
τουρ
η

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθει Κων(σταντίνῳ) μαγίστρ(ῳ) τῷ Βούρτζῃ

Obverse

Bust of St Theodore holding spear and shield. Sigla on either side: |θε|ο||ρο : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Θεόδωρο(ς). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

κε̅ο
ηθεικ̅ν
μαγιστρ,
τουρ
η

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθει Κων(σταντίνῳ) μαγίστρ(ῳ) τῷ Βούρτζῃ

Accession number BZS.1958.106.788
Diameter 19.0 mm
Condition Chipped at the top.
Previous Editions

See Cheynet-Vannier, "La famille Bourtzès," no. 11 (in Etudes prosopographiques, 15-55), dating the seal to the years between 1040 and 1055.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει Κωνσταντίνῳ μαγίστρῳ τῷ Βούρτζῃ.

Lord, help Constantine Bourtzes, magistros.