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Eudokimos Epigingles, merarches (eleventh century, ca. 1020–50)

Accession Number:
BZS.1951.31.5.1822

Details

Diameter:
21 mm

Obverse

Eudokimos Epigingles, merarches (eleventh century, ca. 1020–50)

Bust of St. Nicholas, raising his right hand in blessing and holding a book in his left. Vertical inscriptions to left and right:  |Ν|Ι Κ|Ο|Λ—Ὁ ἅ(γιος) Νικόλ(αος). Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Eudokimos Epigingles, merarches (eleventh century, ca. 1020–50)

Inscription of four lines, preceded and followed by decoration. Indeterminate border.


Ευδοκι
ο,ςερι
αρχ,ηςοεπι
γιγγλης


Εὐδόκιμο(ς) μεριάρχ(ης) ὁ Ἐπιγίγγλ(ης).

Translation

Εὐδόκιμος μεριάρχης ὁ Ἐπιγίγγλης.

Eudokimos Epigingles, merarches.

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Commentary

This and the seal of the tourmarches Eudokimos Epiginkles (BZS.1951.31.5.1322) belong to the same individual. W. Seibt had previously suggested that the surname should be related to the toponym Ginklarion (Γιγκλάριον or Γιγγλάριον); see Belke and Mersich, Phrygien und Pisidien, TIB 7 (Vienna, 1990), 260. However, the surname Ἐπιγίγγλης is attested; see PmbZ 25945.

Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore

 

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