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Manuel (twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

Partially preserved bust of Christ. Inscription preserved at right: χσ̅|ν|ηλ : [Ἰ(ησοῦ)ς] Χ(ριστὸ)ς [Ἐμμα]νουήλ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, presumably a cross above and a decoration below. Border of dots.

Τον̣
μνο̣
εν
μεσκε̣

τὸν [σὸν] Μανο[υὴλ] Ἐμμαν[ουήλ] με σκέ[ποις]

Obverse

Partially preserved bust of Christ. Inscription preserved at right: χσ̅|ν|ηλ : [Ἰ(ησοῦ)ς] Χ(ριστὸ)ς [Ἐμμα]νουήλ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, presumably a cross above and a decoration below. Border of dots.

Τον̣
μνο̣
εν
μεσκε̣

τὸν [σὸν] Μανο[υὴλ] Ἐμμαν[ουήλ] με σκέ[ποις]

Accession number BZS.1958.106.850
Diameter 37.0 mm
Condition Broken; half preserved.

Translation

τὸν σὸν Μανουὴλ Ἐμμανουήλ με σκέποις.

Emmanuel, may you protect me, your servant Manuel.

Commentary

The image of Christ on the obverse makes it quite possible that the owner of this seal was the emperor Manuel I Komnenos (1143-1180).