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Manuel servant of Christ and tourmarches of the imperial Lykandos (eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2465
Diameter 23 mm
Condition Blank too small for die. The relation of the obverse to the reverse is 180 degrees.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 53.7.

Obverse

Cross potent (X at the crossbar) on three steps, from which a fleuron rises to the crossbar. In the upper quarters: .σ-χ̅σ : [Ἰ(ησοῦ)]ς Χ(ριστό)ς. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Indeterminate border.

.μαν.
..δλοσ
χ.Sτρο
.ρχ,τ,R̅λ
ικανδ

Μανου[ὴλ] (?) δοῦλος Χ[(ριστο)ῦ] (καὶ) τρομ[ά]ρχ(ης) τ(οῦ) β(ασιλικοῦ) Λικανδ(οῦ)

Translation

Μανουὴλ δοῦλος Χριστοῦ καὶ τρομάρχης τοῦ βασιλικοῦ Λικανδοῦ.

Manuel, servant of Christ and tourmarches of the imperial Lykandos.

Commentary

The owner must have been a recent convert, and so felt obliged to state that he was a servant of Christ. Note his choice of image on the obverse.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2465
Diameter 23 mm
Condition Blank too small for die. The relation of the obverse to the reverse is 180 degrees.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 53.7.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2465
Diameter 23 mm
Condition Blank too small for die. The relation of the obverse to the reverse is 180 degrees.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 53.7.

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