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Eudokia Kontostephanina (twelfth century, second half)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.479
Diameter 27 mm
Field diameter 22 mm
Condition Cracked along the channel and corroded.
Previous Editions

Laurent, Bulles métriques, no. 615; cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 580.

Obverse

Inscription of five lines, a cross above. Border of dots.


γρν
σργισμ
τησκοντο
ενι
νσ

γραφῶν σφράγισμα τῆς Κοντοστεφανίνας

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

τ̣ησ
ρττρχ
.υγτροσ
.υοκισ

τῆς πανστρατάρχου [θ]υγατρὸς [Ε]ὐδοκίας

Translation

γραφῶν σφράγισμα τῆς Κοντοστεφανίνας τῆς πανστρατάρχου θυγατρὸς Εὐδοκίας.

Seal of the correspondence of Eudokia Kontostephanina, daughter of the supreme commander.

Commentary

The owner of the seal identifies herself as the daughter of the "supreme commander" (πανστρατάρχης) who may well have been Stephanos Kontostephanos, known to have been megas doux of the fleet when he was killed during the siege of Kerkyra in 1148. See BZS 1955.1.3896.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.479
Diameter 27 mm
Field diameter 22 mm
Condition Cracked along the channel and corroded.
Previous Editions

Laurent, Bulles métriques, no. 615; cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 580.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.479
Diameter 27 mm
Field diameter 22 mm
Condition Cracked along the channel and corroded.
Previous Editions

Laurent, Bulles métriques, no. 615; cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 580.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.479
Diameter 27 mm
Field diameter 22 mm
Condition Cracked along the channel and corroded.
Previous Editions

Laurent, Bulles métriques, no. 615; cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 580.

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