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Niketas Anzas, exaktor, judge of the Hippodrome, and chartoularios of the genikon (eleventh century, second half)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1113
Diameter 1 mm
Previous Editions

Laurent, Corpus 2: no. 382; Nesbitt and Seibt, “Anzas Family,” 197, fig. 6

Obverse

Inscription of six lines.

ΚΕ
ΟΗΘ,Τ.
ΣΩΔΟΥΛω
ΝΙΚΗΤ,ΕΞα
ΚΤΩΡ,ΚΡ
ΙΤΗ

Κύριε βοήθει τ σῷ δούλ Νικήτ ἐξκτωρι, κριτῇ

Reverse

Inscription of six lines.

εΠΙτυι
ππΟΔΡΟΜ
SΧΑΡΤΟΥ
Λ,ΤΓΕΝι
ΚΟΥΤΩ
ΑΝΖΑ

πὶ τοῦ Ἱπποδρόμου καὶ χαρτουλαρίῳ τοῦ γενικοῦ τῷ Ἀνζᾷ.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Νικήτᾳ ἐξάκτωρι, κριτῇ ἐπὶ τοῦ Ἱπποδρόμου καὶ χαρτουλαρίῳ τοῦ γενικοῦ τῷ Ἀνζᾷ.

Lord, help your servant Niketas Anzas, exaktor, judge of the Hippodrome, and chartoularios of the genikon.

Commentary

This seal of Niketas poses a problem. It seems to belong to a Niketas exaktor, judge of the Hippodrome, and chartoularios of the genikon, and preserves a family name whose reading is not absolutely certain. Laurent, Corpus 2: no. 382, transcribed the last line as .kke.m and dated the seal to the eleventh/twelfth century. The seal is bilateral and lacks sufficient criteria for close dating.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1113
Diameter 1 mm
Previous Editions

Laurent, Corpus 2: no. 382; Nesbitt and Seibt, “Anzas Family,” 197, fig. 6

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1113
Diameter 1 mm
Previous Editions

Laurent, Corpus 2: no. 382; Nesbitt and Seibt, “Anzas Family,” 197, fig. 6

Notes

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1113
Diameter 1 mm
Previous Editions

Laurent, Corpus 2: no. 382; Nesbitt and Seibt, “Anzas Family,” 197, fig. 6

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