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Constantine Kydoniates (twelfth/thirteenth century)

 
 

Obverse

A military saint (likely St. Theodore) standing. Sigla partially preserved: Ο|Α|ΓΙ|Ο|Σ: Ὁ ἅγιος. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription in four lines with a cross above. Border of dots.


ΝΑΝ
ΝΜΕΚΥ
ΙΤΗΝ
ΠΟΙΣ

Κωνσταντῖνον με Κυδωνιάτην σκέποις

Obverse

A military saint (likely St. Theodore) standing. Sigla partially preserved: Ο|Α|ΓΙ|Ο|Σ: Ὁ ἅγιος. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription in four lines with a cross above. Border of dots.


ΝΑΝ
ΝΜΕΚΥ
ΙΤΗΝ
ΠΟΙΣ

Κωνσταντῖνον με Κυδωνιάτην σκέποις

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5060
Diameter 33.0 mm; field: 27.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 1187.

Translation

Κωνσταντῖνον με Κυδωνιάτην σκέποις.

May you protect me, Constantine Kydoniates.

Commentary

Dodecasyllabic.

This seal is related to another specimen in the Dumbarton Oaks collection. The poor state of preservation on the other seal's obverse makes it difficult to determine whether the two seals are exact parallels.