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Nikephoros Anzas, vestes, protonotarios of the Petrion and judge of the Islands (eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1320
Diameter 22 mm
Condition Curved. Lead too small for matrix.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 43.3.

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin holding the Child. Sigla: ΘΥ: Μήτηρ Θεοῦ. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines. Indeterminate border.

.ικηφορ
εστηΑν.
ταριτπ.
τρικριτη
τννησν
τανζα

Νικηφόρῳ βέστῃ, πρωτονοταρίῳ τοῦ Πετρίου καὶ κριτῇ τῶν Νήσων τῷ Ἀνζᾷ

Translation

Νικηφόρῳ βέστῃ, πρωτονοταρίῳ τοῦ Πετρίου καὶ κριτῇ τῶν Νήσων τῷ Ἀνζᾷ.

Nikephoros vestes, protonotarios of the Petrion and judge of the Islands.

Commentary

The Petrion was a Constantinopolitan asylum for old people, founded by the empress Helen, wife of Constantine VII in 10th century. It became a financial euages oikos in the 11th (Oikonomides, Évolution, 139). Nikephoros Anzas is known only from seals. At an earlier stage in his career, while already attached to the Petrion in the capacity of protonotarios, he held the inferior dignity of patrikios and exercised the function of symponos (Sig., 156 = Laurent, Corpus II, no. 1081; cf. no. 1082).

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1320
Diameter 22 mm
Condition Curved. Lead too small for matrix.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 43.3.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1320
Diameter 22 mm
Condition Curved. Lead too small for matrix.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 43.3.

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