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Constantine metropolitan of Trebizond (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin holding a medallion of Christ before her. Sigla: ̅-θ̅υ : Μή(τη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Circular inscription, beginning at seven o'clock. Border of dots.

+θκεRοηθΤΣδ.....

Θ(εοτόκε) βοήθ(ει) τῷ σῷ δ[ούλῳ]

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

+κν
σταντι
μροπολι
τˊ.ρανε
ζντ

Κωνσταντί(νῳ) μ(ητ)ροπολίτ(ῃ) [Τ]ραπεζοῦντ(ος)

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin holding a medallion of Christ before her. Sigla: ̅-θ̅υ : Μή(τη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Circular inscription, beginning at seven o'clock. Border of dots.

+θκεRοηθΤΣδ.....

Θ(εοτόκε) βοήθ(ει) τῷ σῷ δ[ούλῳ]

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

+κν
σταντι
μροπολι
τˊ.ρανε
ζντ

Κωνσταντί(νῳ) μ(ητ)ροπολίτ(ῃ) [Τ]ραπεζοῦντ(ος)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.99
Diameter 24.0 mm; field: 20.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 39.1b.

A similar seal is published in Zacos, Seals II, no. 802. Cf. also Koltsida-Makre, no. 243, and Dunn, Handlist, no. 50.

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Κωνσταντίνῳ μητροπολίτῃ Τραπεζοῦντος.

Mother of God, help your servant Constantine, metropolitan of Trebizond
.

Commentary

This seal and BZS.1047.2.184 come from the same boulloterion, but from different stocks of blanks. Their readings have been combined. See the commentary to the other specimen.