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John Tourkopoulos, hypertatos and protonobelissimos (twelfth century, second half)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5477
Diameter 35 mm
Field diameter 29 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1882.

Obverse

St. Michael standing, with rhomphaia in right hand. Inscription: Ο|Χ|ΑΡ-Χ̅|Μ : Ὁ ἀρχ(άγγελος)  Μ(ι)χ(αήλ). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of eight lines. Border of dots.

ΠΤΕΡΥΙ
ΤΙΣΣΙΣΜΙ
ΧΑΗΛΠΡΤΑΤΑ
ΙΑΝΝΜΕΤΟΝΤΡ
ΚΟΠΛΟΝΣΚΕΠΟΙΣ
.ΠΕΡΤΤΟΝΤΕ
ΠΡΤΟΝΕ
ΙΣΙΟΝ

Πτέρυξι ταῖς σαῖς Μιχαὴλ πρωτοστὰτα Ἰωάννην με τὸν Τουρκόπουλον σκέποις πέρτατόν τε πρωτονωβελλίσιμον.

Translation

Πτέρυξι ταῖς σαῖς Μιχαὴλ πρωτοστάτα Ἰωάννην με τὸν Τουρκόπουλον σκέποις πέρτατόν τε πρωτονωβελλίσιμον.

May you, Michael, foremost in the battle-line, keep me, the hypertatos and protonobelissimos John Tourkopoulos, safe beneath your wings.

Commentary

The inscription consists of three twelve-syllable verses. Note the connection with BZS 1958.106.5673 which presents the same iconography and inscription; however, on the seal here he has added a third hemistich to announce his promotion to  protonobellisimohypertatos.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5477
Diameter 35 mm
Field diameter 29 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1882.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5477
Diameter 35 mm
Field diameter 29 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1882.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5477
Diameter 35 mm
Field diameter 29 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1882.

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