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Constantine Angelos (Doukas), son of a porphyrogennetos and first cousin of the emperor (twelfth/thirteenth century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.486
Diameter 43 mm
Field diameter 36 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1812.

Obverse

The Annunciation. Between the angel Gabriel (at left) and the Virgin, the sigla: ογα|ρ,|ηλ : ὁ Γαβρ(ι)ήλ. We know from the parallel specimens that the salutation of the angel in Luke I: 28 attended the image. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of nine lines. Border of dots.

.ΠΟΡ
...ΟΥΟΥΣ
....ΝΟΝΚΝ
....ΝΟΝ:ΠΡ
....ΕΛΦΟΝ
...ΛΟΝΑΣΙΛΕσ
...ΜΑΓΡΦ
..ΦΡΓΙΣΔ.
.ΓΡΦΗ

Πορφυροφυοῦς ἔκγονον Κωνσταντίνον πρωτεξάδελφον Ἄγγελον βασιλέως κύρωμα γραφῶν ἡ σφραγὶς διαγράφει.

Translation

Πορφυροφυοῦς ἔκγονον Κωνσταντίνον πρωτεξάδελφον Ἄγγελον βασιλέως κύρωμα γραφῶν ἡ σφραγὶς διαγράφει.

The seal, a verification of his correspondence, presents Constantine Angelos, son of a porphyrogennetos and cousin of emperor.

Commentary

This is the seal of Constantine Angelos Doukas, a cousin of the emperor Isaac II Angelos (1185-1195, 1203-1204). He was appointed head of the fleet and governor of Philippoupolis by the emperor but took part in a failed coup against him and was blinded.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.486
Diameter 43 mm
Field diameter 36 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1812.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.486
Diameter 43 mm
Field diameter 36 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1812.