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Kannaboutzes (eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5406
Diameter 30 mm
Field diameter 24 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 2388b.

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God with a medallion of Christ. Sigla: ̅ΘΥ̅ : Μήτηρ Θεοῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription in five lines with decorations above and below. 

  
ΣΦΡΑΓ,
ΓΡΑΦΑΣ
ΠΙΣΤΣΑ
ΤΚΑΝΝΑ
Η
  

Σφραγὶς γραφὰς πιστοῦσα τοῦ Κανναβούτζη

Translation

Σφραγὶς γραφὰς πιστοῦσα τοῦ Κανναβούτζη.

A seal certifying the correspondence of Kannaboutzes.

Commentary

The inscription on this seal consists of a dodecasyllabic verse.

One other specimen in the Dumbarton Oaks Collection is related to this seal. It bears the same inscription but differs in obverse iconography.

Cf. Jordanov, Corpus II, no. 260.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5406
Diameter 30 mm
Field diameter 24 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 2388b.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5406
Diameter 30 mm
Field diameter 24 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 2388b.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5406
Diameter 30 mm
Field diameter 24 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 2388b.

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