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Constantine metropolitan of Trebizond (eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.99
Diameter 24 mm
Field diameter 20 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 39.1b.

A similar seal is published in Zacos, Seals II, no. 802. Cf. also Koltsida-Makre, no. 243, and Dunn, Handlist, no. 50.

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin holding a medallion of Christ before her. Sigla: ̅-θ̅υ : Μή(τη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Circular inscription, beginning at seven o'clock. Border of dots.

+θκεRοηθΤΣδ.....

Θ(εοτόκε) βοήθ(ει) τῷ σῷ δ[ούλῳ]

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

+κν
σταντι
μροπολι
τˊ.ρανε
ζντ

Κωνσταντί(νῳ) μ(ητ)ροπολίτ(ῃ) [Τ]ραπεζοῦντ(ος)

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Κωνσταντίνῳ μητροπολίτῃ Τραπεζοῦντος.

Mother of God, help your servant Constantine, metropolitan of Trebizond
.

Commentary

This seal and BZS.1047.2.184 come from the same boulloterion, but from different stocks of blanks. Their readings have been combined. See the commentary to the other specimen.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.99
Diameter 24 mm
Field diameter 20 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 39.1b.

A similar seal is published in Zacos, Seals II, no. 802. Cf. also Koltsida-Makre, no. 243, and Dunn, Handlist, no. 50.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1958.106.99
Diameter 24 mm
Field diameter 20 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 39.1b.

A similar seal is published in Zacos, Seals II, no. 802. Cf. also Koltsida-Makre, no. 243, and Dunn, Handlist, no. 50.