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Constantine Spondyles (eleventh century, second half)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3858
Diameter 25 mm
Condition Blank too small for die.
Previous Editions

Laurent, Bulles métriques, no. 101. See Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 627a, for all other editions.

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God holding the medallion of Christ before her. Sigla on either side: ̅θυ̅: Μή(τη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, a decoration below. Border of dots.

̣εσπο
ν̣ασζοι̣
σ̣πονυλ̣
κ̣νσταν
τ̣ινον̣
  

Δέσπο[ι]να, σῷζοι[ς] Σπονδύλ(ην) Κωνσταντῖνον

Translation

Δέσποινα, σῷζοις Σπονδύλην Κωνσταντῖνον.

Lady, may you protect Constantine Spondyles.

Commentary

On this and other seals of the Spondyles family, see J.W. Nesbitt, "The seals of the Spondyles family," in Hypermachos. Studien zu Byzantinistik, Armenologie und Georgistik. Festschrift für Werner Seibt zum 65. Geburtstag, 249-256.

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3858
Diameter 25 mm
Condition Blank too small for die.
Previous Editions

Laurent, Bulles métriques, no. 101. See Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 627a, for all other editions.

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3858
Diameter 25 mm
Condition Blank too small for die.
Previous Editions

Laurent, Bulles métriques, no. 101. See Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 627a, for all other editions.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3858
Diameter 25 mm
Condition Blank too small for die.
Previous Editions

Laurent, Bulles métriques, no. 101. See Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 627a, for all other editions.

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