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Isaac Komnenos (twelfth century, second half)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5630
Diameter 29 mm
Field diameter 27 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 1114.

Obverse

Inscription of four lines, a cross above. Border of dots.


κομνηνο̣
οΎκσλ̣
λ̀πτροπ̣
ππΌθεν

Κομνηνοδούκας ἀλλὰ πατροπαππόθεν

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, decorations above and below. Border of dots.

..
ισ́κιοσ
τοΎσετυ
π͂τουσ
τΎπουσ


Ἰσαάκιος τούσδε τυπῶ τοὺς τύπους

Translation

Κομνηνοδούκας ἀλλὰ πατροπαππόθεν Ἰσαάκιος τούσδε τυπῶ τοὺς τύπους.

I, Isaac, a Komnenos and Doukas, but from my paternal grandfather, am the one engraving these graven letters.

Commentary

The inscription is all the more remarkable for its declaration that the owner's descent from the Komnenoi and Doukai issues from his grandfather through his paternal line; in other words, it is a blood and not a marital connection with these two illustrious families that he wishes to emphasize.

Note the use of accent marks in the inscription.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5630
Diameter 29 mm
Field diameter 27 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 1114.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5630
Diameter 29 mm
Field diameter 27 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 1114.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5630
Diameter 29 mm
Field diameter 27 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 1114.

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