Seals in Sofia, Museum of Archaeology


  • David, protospatharios and strategos of Thrace and Dristra

    ῾Ο ἅγιος Θεόδωρος. / Δαυὶδ πρωτοσπαθάριος καὶ στρατηγὸς Θράκης καὶ Δρίστρας

    St Theodoros. / David protospatharios and strategos of Thrace and Dristra

    Sofia, Museum of Archaeology 115

  • Katakalon Kamenos, anthypatos patrikios and katepano

    [...] / Κατακαλὼν ἀνθύπατος πατρίκιος καὶ κατεπάνω ὁ Καμένος

    [...] / Katakalon Kamenos, anthypatos patrikios and katepano

    Sofia, Museum of Archaeology 121

  • Eustathios, protospatharios and topoteretes of Mosynopolis

    Μήτηρ Θεοῦ. / Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Εὐσταθίῳ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ τοποτηρητῇ Μοσυνοπόλεως

    Mother of God. / Lord aid your servant Eustathios protospatharios and topoteretes of Mosynopolis

    Sofia, Museum of Archaeology 122

  • Chasanes, anthypatos patrikios and strategos of Thrace

    ῾Ο ἅγιος Γεώργιος. / Κύριε βοήθει Χασάνῃ ἀνθυπάτῳ πατρικίῳ καὶ στρατηγῷ Θρᾴκης

    St Georgios. / Lord aid Chasanes anthypatos patrikios and strategos of Thrace

    Sofia, Museum of Archaeology 124

  • Ioannes Kantakouzenos

    ῾Ο ἅγιος Δημήτριος. / ᾿Ιωάννου σε Καντακουζηνοῦ πόθος | τυποῖ σφραγιστὴν τῶν γραφῶν, Μυροβλύτα

    St Demetrios. / The love of Ioannes Kantakouzenos pictures you, saint, source of holy oil, to seal his writings (metrical)

    Sofia, Museum of Archaeology 124

  • Stylianos Hagiozacharites

    ῾Ο ἅγιος Θεόδωρος. / Στυλιανὸς ὁ ῾Αγιοζαχαρίτης

    St Theodoros. / Stylianos Hagiozacharites

    Sofia, Museum of Archaeology 125

  • Georgios Doukas sebastos

    Σφραγὶς σεβαστοῦ τοῦ Δούκα Γεωργίου /| δι᾿ εὐλάβειαν οὐ φέρει θείους τύπους

    Seal of Georgios Doukas sebastos; /| out of piety, it does not bear divine pictures (metrical)

    Sofia, Museum of Archaeology 127

  • Theodoros Kasnitzes, protospatharios and strategos

    [...] / Κύριε βοήθει Θεοδώρῳ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ στρατηγῷ τῷ Κασνίτζῃ

    [...] / Lord aid Theodoros Kasnitzes, protospatharios and strategos

    Sofia, Museum of Archaeology 129

  • Michael Eustratios

    ῾Ο ἅγιος Εὐστράτιος. / Σόν, Εὐστράτιε, Μιχαὴλ δοῦλον σκέποις

    St Eustratios. / Eustratios, may you protect your servant Michael

    Sofia, Museum of Archaeology 131

  • Adrianos Dalassenos

    [...] / Θεοτόκε βοήθει ᾿Αδριανὸν τὸν Δαλασσηνόν

    [...] / Theotokos aid Adrianos Dalassenos

    Sofia, Museum of Archaeology 132

  • Ioannes Atzymes

    ᾿Αρχάγγελος Μιχαήλ. / ῾Ο τῶν ἀΰλων ταγμάτων ἀρχηγέτης | σκέποις εὐμενῶς ᾿Ατζύμην ᾿Ιωάννην

    Archangel Michael / Leader of the incorporeal batallions | may you protect propitiously Ioannes Atzymes (metrical)

    Sofia, Museum of Archaeology 132

  • Anonymus Kanaboutzes (type 1)

    Μήτηρ Θεοῦ. / Σφραγὶς γραφὰς πιστοῦσα τοῦ Καναβούτζη

    Mother of God. / Seal authenticating the writings of Kanaboutzes (metrical)

    Sofia, Museum of Archaeology 133

  • Ioannes Pantechnes, skeuophylax

    Μήτηρ Θεοῦ. / ῾Ο σκευοφύλαξ Παντεχνῆς ᾿Ιωάννης

    Mother of God. / Ioannes Pantechnes, skeuophylax

    Sofia, Museum of Archaeology 138

  • Chabdounios (or Chamdounios)

    ῾Ο ἅγιος Γεώργιος. / Μάρτυς σκέπε τῷ σῷ ἱκέτῃ Χαβδουνίῳ

    St Georgios. / Martyr, protect your servant Chabdounios (not quite metrical)

    Sofia, Museum of Archaeology 139

  • Epiphanios Kamateros (type 1)

    Μήτηρ Θεοῦ. / ᾿Επιφάνιος Καματηρὸς ὁ γράφων

    Mother of God. / Signed Epiphanios Kamateros (metrical)

    Sofia, Museum of Archaeology 140

  • Konstantinos Bourtzes, magistros

    ῾Ο ἅγιος Θεόδωρος. / Κύριε βοήθει Κωνσταντίνῳ μαγίστρῳ τῷ Βούρτζῃ

    St Theodoros. / Lord aid Konstantinos Bourtzes, magistros

    Sofia, Museum of Archaeology 143

  • Konstantinos Doukas, sebastos

    ῾Ο ἅγιος Γεώργιος. / Σφράγισμα Δούκα σεβαστοῦ Κωνσταντίνου | ὅνπερ, ἀθλητά, ἐκ πάσης βλάβης ῥύου

    St Georgios. / Sealing of Konstantinos Doukas, sebastos; | save him, martyr, from all harm (metrical)

    Sofia, Museum of Archaeology 144

  • Leon Pardos, protospatharios and strategos

    [...] / Λέων πρωτοσπαθάριος καὶ στρατηγὸς ὁ Πάρδος

    [...] / Leon Pardos, protospatharios and strategos

    Sofia, Museum of Archaeology 146

  • Konstantinos Syropoulos, spatharokandidatos and kommerkiarios of Develtos (part 1)

    Κωνσταντῖνος σπαθαροκανδιδᾶτος / καὶ κομμερκιάριος Δεβελτοῦ ὁ Συρόπουλος

    Konstantinos Syropoulos spatharokandidatos / and kommerkiarios of Develtos

    Sofia, Museum of Archaeology 154

  • Pharasmanes, protospatharios and strategos of Stroumitza

    Μήτηρ Θεοῦ. / Φαρασμάνης, πρωτοσπαθάριος καὶ στρατηγὸς Στρουμίτζας

    Mother of God. / Pharasmanes, protospatharios and strategos of Stroumitza

    Sofia, Museum of Archaeology 156

  • Eudokimos Morocharzanes

    ῾Ο ἅγιος Συμεὼν ὁ Θεοδόχος. / Εὐδοκίμου σφράγισμα Μωροχαρζάνους

    St Symeon Theodochos. / Sealing of Eudokimos Morocharzanes (metrical)

    Sofia, Museum of Archaeology 161

  • Andronikos Komnenos, nephew of Manuel the basileus and son of Eudokia porphyrogennetos and of Theodoros Batatzes, despotes

    Κομνηνὸς ᾿Ανδρόνικος ἐξ Εὐδοκίας | πορφυροφυοῦς ἐκφυεὶς ῥίζης κλάδος | ἀνεψιὸς δὲ Μανουὴλ βασιλέως | υἱὸς Βατάτζου δεσπότου Θεοδώρου. | ᾿Εμὲ προΐστη καὶ λόγων καὶ πραγμάτων

    Andronikos Komnenos, (son) of Eudokia, | a branch sprung from a purple-born root, | nephew of the basileus Manuel, | son of the despotes Theodoros Batatzes. Protect me, in both my words and actions (?) (metrical)

    Sofia, Museum of Archaeology 182

  • Basileios Apokapes, magistros vestes and doux

    ῾Ο ἅγιος Βασίλειος. / Κύριε βοήθει Βασιλείῳ μαγίστρῳ βέστῃ καὶ δουκὶ τῷ ᾿Αποκάπῃ

    St Basileios. / Lord aid Basileios Apokapes, magistros vestes and doux

    Sofia, Museum of Archaeology 191

  • Michael Kamateros

    Μήτηρ Θεοῦ. / Σφραγὶς Μιχαὴλ Καματηροῦ πρὸς γένους

    Mother of God. / Seal of Michael, a Kamateros by family (metrical)

    Sofia, Museum of Archaeology 192

  • Theodoulos Synadenos

    ᾿Ιησοῦς Χριστὸς νικᾷ. / Θεοδούλου σταυρὸς Συναδηνοῦ φύλαξ

    Jesus Christ is victorious. / A cross is the guard of Theodoulos Synadenos

    Sofia, Museum of Archaeology 193

  • Michael Hagiotheodoretes (type 1)

    Σφραγὶς Μιχαὴλ / τοῦ ῾Αγιοθεοδωρήτου

    Seal of Michael / Hagiotheodoretes (metrical)

    Sofia, Museum of Archaeology 195

  • Konstantinos Raoul Doukas, sebastos

    Σφράγισμα καὶ κύρωσις ἀσφαλεστάτη / ῾Ραοὺλ σεβαστοῦ Δούκα τοῦ Κωνσταντίνου

    Sealing and most secure authorisation / for Konstantinos Raoul Doukas, sebastos

    Sofia, Museum of Archaeology 29853