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Eudokia Komnene, sebaste (twelfth century, first half)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1848
Diameter 32 mm
Field diameter 26 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1754.

Obverse

The Mother of God enthroned, holding the Christ child in her lap. Sigla on either side: ̅θυ̅: Μή(τη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

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

  
παναγνε
με̅ρτλογ̣
καιπαρθενε
σκεποισσεα
στκομνη
νηνευδο
κιαν

πάναγνε, μ(ῆτ)ερ τοῦ Λόγου καὶ παρθένε, σκέποις σεβαστὴν Κομνηνὴν Εὐδοκίαν

Translation

πάναγνε, μῆτερ τοῦ Λόγου καὶ παρθένε, σκέποις σεβαστὴν Κομνηνὴν Εὐδοκίαν.

All-holy One, Mother of the Word and Virgin, may you protect the sebaste Eudokia Komnene.

Commentary

The owner of this seal is probably to be identified with the Eudokia Komnene attested as the daughter of Isaac Komnenos, the elder brother of the emperor Alexios I Komnenos. She was married to Nikephoros Botaneiates sometime between 1110 and 1112 and lived at least until the year 1150.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1848
Diameter 32 mm
Field diameter 26 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1754.