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Nicholas metropolitan of Neokaisareia (tenth/eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1037
Diameter 27 mm
Condition Corroded.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 29.7.

Laurent, Corpus V/1, no. 492.

Obverse

Bust of St. Gregory Thaumatourgos; details obscure. Inscription at left: η|γ|ορ- : [Ὁ ἅγιος Γρ]ηγόρ(ιος) [ὁ Θαυματ(ουργός)]. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

+νικο
λ,μητρο
πολιτνε
οSσαρ
ειασ

Νικολ(άῳ) μητροπολίτ(ῃ) Νεο(και)σαρείας

Translation

Νικολάῳ μητροπολίτῃ Νεοκαισαρείας.

Nicholas, metropolitan of Neokaisareia.

Commentary

Laurent misinterpreted the effaced obverse and saw a bust of the Virgin. St. Gregory Thaumatourgos is directly related to the church of Neokaisareia and is represented on the seals of many prelates of this metropolis.