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Yaghibasan, emir and servant of the emperor (twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of Christ, beardless blessing with his right hand and holding a scroll in his left hand. He has a nimbus cruciger. Sigla visible: ΙΣ: Ἰησοῦς Χριστὸς. Inscription: Ο|ΕΜ|.ΑΝ|: ὁ Ἐμμανουήλ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription in five lines. Border of dots.

ΟΔΛΟΣ
ΤΑΣΙΛΕ
ΟΣΑΜΥΡΑΣ
..ΓΙΠΑΖΑ
ΝΗΣ

Ὁ δούλος τοῦ βασιλέος ἀμυρᾶς Ἰαγιπαζάνης

Obverse

Bust of Christ, beardless blessing with his right hand and holding a scroll in his left hand. He has a nimbus cruciger. Sigla visible: ΙΣ: Ἰησοῦς Χριστὸς. Inscription: Ο|ΕΜ|.ΑΝ|: ὁ Ἐμμανουήλ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription in five lines. Border of dots.

ΟΔΛΟΣ
ΤΑΣΙΛΕ
ΟΣΑΜΥΡΑΣ
..ΓΙΠΑΖΑ
ΝΗΣ

Ὁ δούλος τοῦ βασιλέος ἀμυρᾶς Ἰαγιπαζάνης

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2807
Diameter 25.0 mm
Previous Editions

Oikonomides, "Les Danishmendides, entre Byzance, Bagdad et le sultanat d'Iconium," no. 1.

Translation

Ὁ δούλος τοῦ βασιλέως ἀμυρᾶς Ἰαγιπαζάνης.

The servant of the emperor, the emir Yaghibasan.

Commentary

See Oikonomides, "Les Danishmendides," for a discussion of this individual, Yaghibasan, the son of Amir Ghazi, governor of Sebasteia (1142-1164). The seal is dated to about the year 1146, on the basis of his brief association with the emperor Manuel Komnenos at that time.