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Yaghibasan, emir and servant of the emperor (twelfth century)

Accession Number:
BZS.1958.106.2807

Previous Editions

Oikonomides, "Les Danishmendides, entre Byzance, Bagdad et le sultanat d'Iconium," no. 1.

Details

Diameter:
25 mm

Obverse

Yaghibasan, emir and servant of the emperor (twelfth century)

Bust of Christ, beardless blessing with his right hand and holding a scroll in his left hand. He has a nimbus cruciger. Sigla visible: ΙΣ: Ἰησοῦς Χριστὸς. Inscription: Ο|ΕΜ|.ΑΝ|: ὁ Ἐμμανουήλ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Yaghibasan, emir and servant of the emperor (twelfth century)

Inscription in five lines. Border of dots.

ΟΔΛΟΣ
ΤΑΣΙΛΕ
ΟΣΑΜΥΡΑΣ
..ΓΙΠΑΖΑ
ΝΗΣ

Ὁ δούλος τοῦ βασιλέος ἀμυρᾶς Ἰαγιπαζάνης

Translation

Ὁ δούλος τοῦ βασιλέως ἀμυρᾶς Ἰαγιπαζάνης.

The servant of the emperor, the emir Yaghibasan.

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Commentary

See Oikonomides, "Les Danishmendides," for a discussion of this individual, Yaghibasan, the son of Amir Ghazi, governor of Sebasteia (1142-1164). The seal is dated to about the year 1146, on the basis of his brief association with the emperor Manuel Komnenos at that time.

 

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