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Constantine Cheilas, sebastos and judge of the army (thirteenth century)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3828
Diameter 33 mm
Condition Blank too small for die.
Previous Editions

Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 318a (with parallels and further references).

Obverse

St. Nicholas standing, offering a blessing and holding a book. Sigla: ο||γι|οσ|νικο|λ|ο : Ὁ ἅγιος Νικόλαος. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines. Border of dots.

γραασ
σεΒακαικ
ττοσσα
κωναντιν
ηριετχει
λαμακαρ

Γραφὰς σεβαστοῦ καὶ κριτοῦ τοῦ φοσσάτου Κωνσταντίνου στήριζε τοῦ Χειλᾶ, μάκαρ

Translation

Γραφὰς σεβαστοῦ καὶ κριτοῦ τοῦ φοσσάτου Κωνσταντίνου στήριζε τοῦ Χειλᾶ, μάκαρ.

Blessèd one, validate the letters of the sebastos and judge of the army, Constantine Cheilas.

Commentary

The inscription consists of two twelve-syllable verses. Note the unusual abbreviation (τ over the ου ligature in the third line of the reverse).

Wassiliou-Seibt notes that Constantine Cheilas is attested as judge of the army in 1293 and 1294, and the earliest figure identified as κριτὴς τοῦ φοσσάτου.

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3828
Diameter 33 mm
Condition Blank too small for die.
Previous Editions

Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 318a (with parallels and further references).

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3828
Diameter 33 mm
Condition Blank too small for die.
Previous Editions

Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 318a (with parallels and further references).

Notes

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3828
Diameter 33 mm
Condition Blank too small for die.
Previous Editions

Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 318a (with parallels and further references).