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Joseph Tarchaneiotes magistros (eleventh century, second half)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2791
Diameter 20 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 2483 (with previous editions listed).

Obverse

Inscription of three lines. Border of dots.

ΣΦΡΑ
ΓΙΣ..
ΣΗΦ


Σφραγὶς Ἰωσήφ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

ΤΑΡΧ.
..ΙΤΟ.
ΜΑΓΙΣ
ΤΡΟΥ

Ταρχανειώτου μαγίστρου

Translation

Σφραγὶς Ἰωσήφ Ταρχανιώτου μαγίστρου.

Seal of Joseph Tarchaneiotes magistros.

Commentary

This is the Joseph Tarchaneiotes who abandoned the emperor Romanos Diogenes to his fate at Manzikert and received as his reward a promotion to supreme commander of the armies of the west and proedros from Michael VII Doukas.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2791
Diameter 20 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 2483 (with previous editions listed).