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Eudokimos Epitriklines, tourmarches (tenth/eleventh centuries)

Accession Number:
BZS.1951.31.5.1322 (formerly Fogg 1322)

Previous Editions

Parallel: Laurent, Orghidan, no. 345. PBW: Eudokimos 20103 (boulloterion 4779).

Details

Diameter:
24 mm
Field:
20 mm
Weight:
7.70 g

Obverse

Eudokimos Epitriklines, tourmarches (tenth/eleventh centuries)

Bust of St. Nicholas, his right hand raised before him in blessing, and his left holding a book. Vertical inscription at left and right: |Ν|Ι  Κ|Ο|Λ: Ὁ ἅ(γιος) Νικόλ(αος). Border of dots.

Reverse

Eudokimos Epitriklines, tourmarches (tenth/eleventh centuries)

Inscription of four lines, preceded and followed by decoration. Border of dots.

ευδο
κιμ,τρο
μαρχ,οε
πιγ,κλ

Εὐδόκιμ(ος) τρουμάρχ(ης) ὁ Ἐπι(τρι)κλ(ίνης).

Translation

Εὐδόκιμος τρουμάρχης ὁ Ἐπιτρικλίνης.

Eudokimos Epitriklines, tourmarches.

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Commentary

An earlier dating has been adopted here than Laurent suggested. In part, this is due to the absence of a horseshoe ligature, which was ubiquitous from the second quarter of the eleventh century, but not to the exclusion of the more general form. In addition, the epigraphy has a squarish regularity that is prevalent on seals of the decades on either side of the year 1000.

The owner of this seal may be the same as a Eudokimos Epitringlines, merarch (BZS.1951.31.5.1822). They use the same iconography, the offices are very similar if not synonymous, and both have an inscription in the nominative, without an invocation.

 

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