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Constantine Kouneres (tenth/eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Patriarchal cross on four steps, with fleurons rising to the top. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription in four lines with a cross above. Border of dots.

ΚΝ
ΣΤΑΝΤ,
ΤΟΚ
ΝΕΡΙ

Κωνσταντίνῳ το Κουνὲρι

Obverse

Patriarchal cross on four steps, with fleurons rising to the top. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription in four lines with a cross above. Border of dots.

ΚΝ
ΣΤΑΝΤ,
ΤΟΚ
ΝΕΡΙ

Κωνσταντίνῳ το Κουνὲρι

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2840
Diameter 24.0 mm; field: 14.0 mm

Translation

Κωνσταντίνῳ το Κουνὲρι

Constantine Kouneres

Commentary

The inscription contains only the name of the seal's owner in dative. Most probably, this is a dative following an invocation (Θεοτόκε βοήθει or similar), which might have been assumed, or perhaps the obverse was mismatched when the seal was struck.