25 May 1999
Philocaris, megadux (13th century), Saint Nicholas standing facing, in field to left vertical inscription in the shape of a cross **, to right vertical inscription **, rev. a shield, two stars and Greek inscription above **, Latin inscription around **, 43.67g., good very fine
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A most unusual example of a official's seal with a bi-lingual legend. Philocaris no doubt held the military position of megadux or grand duke under the Latin rulers of Constantinople.
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