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Constantine Komnenos (thirteenth/fourteenth century)

Accession Number:
BZS.1958.106.1324

Details

Diameter:
31 mm
Condition:
Cracked along channel.

Obverse

Constantine Komnenos (thirteenth/fourteenth century)

Inscription in three lines. Indeterminate border.

ΣΦΡΑ
.ΙΣΜΓ
.ΑΦΩΝ

Σφράγισμα γραφῶν

Reverse

Constantine Komnenos (thirteenth/fourteenth century)

Inscription in three lines. Indeterminate border.

ΚΟΜΝΗΝ
ΚΩΝ.
ΝΤΙΝ

Κομνηνοῦ Κωνσταντίνου

Translation

Σφράγισμα γραφῶν Κομνηνοῦ Κωνσταντίνου.

The seal of Constantine Komnenos's documents.

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Commentary

Dodecasyllabic. Jordanov identifies several groups of seals with the name Constantine Komnenos (Jordanov, Corpus II, no. 344), including the seals listed below. The present specimen, however, differs significantly from them in epigraphy and, given its dating to a later period, is likely unrelated.

A peculiar form of letter "N" is used in the spelling of the name Constantine.

 

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