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Constantine Komnenos (twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin with medallion. Sigla: ΘΥ̅: Μήτηρ Θεοῦ. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Inscription in five lines. Border of dots.

  
ΚΝΑ.
ΤΙΝΟΝΤΟΝ
ΚΟΟΝ
ΠΑΡΘΕΝ.
.ΚΕΠΟΙ.

Κωνσταντῖνον τὸν Κομνηνὸν, παρθένε, σκέποις

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin with medallion. Sigla: ΘΥ̅: Μήτηρ Θεοῦ. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Inscription in five lines. Border of dots.

  
ΚΝΑ.
ΤΙΝΟΝΤΟΝ
ΚΟΟΝ
ΠΑΡΘΕΝ.
.ΚΕΠΟΙ.

Κωνσταντῖνον τὸν Κομνηνὸν, παρθένε, σκέποις

Accession number BZS.1958.106.4522
Diameter 24.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 1203.

Translation

Κωνσταντῖνον τὸν Κομνηνὸν, παρθένε, σκέποις.

Virgin, may you protect Constantine Komnenos.

Commentary

Jordanov identifies several groups of seals with the name Constantine Komnenos (Jordanov, Corpus II, no. 344), including the seals in the Dumbarton Oaks Collection listed below. While none is a parallel to the present specimen, most might be related to it. On the other hand, BZS.1958.106.1324, which differs significantly in epigraphy and is dated to the thirteenth/fourteenth century, is less likely to be related.