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Eustratios . . . (logariastes?) of the monastery of (St. Nicholas) Moliboton (eleventh/twelfth centuries)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2085
Diameter 15 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 50.1; Laurent, Corpus 5.2: no. 1161 (no. 1162 on pl. 147).

Obverse

Inscription of five lines. No visible border.

κυριε
οηθ,τ.
σδλ..
ρατι.
...

Κύριε βοήθ(ει) τ σῷ δούλ [Εὐ]στρατί[ῳ] . . .

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. No visible border.

...
αρια.
.ισμο.
.μολ.
τ.

. [λογ]αριαστ[ῇ τ]ῖς μονῆ[ς τ]οῦ Μολ[ι]βωτ[οῦ]

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Εὐστρατίῳ . . .ῳ λογαριαστῇ τῖς μονῆς τοῦ Μολιβωτοῦ.

Lord, help your servant Eustratios ... logariastes of the monastery of (St. Nicholas) Moliboton.

Commentary

Obverse: Laurent reads only four lines, but there is certainly a fifth line at the bottom. The first line of the inscription on the reverse is basically illegible. It could be that it should be restored as SΛΟ.

The monastery of St. Nicholas Moliboton was established after the middle of the eleventh century, and was located outside the Golden Gate. The chroniclers mention that Constantine X Doukas was buried in May, 1067, in the monastery of St. Nicholas, ἣ καλεῖται Μολιβωτόν (Skylitzes Cont., 118.4; Janin, Églises, 372–73). We seem to have reference to this monastery (τῆς μονῆς τοῦ Μολιβωτοῦ) in the typikon of the Pantokrator (Gautier, "Pantocrator," 123). It is a question of imposts and four pounds of hyperpyra owed to the Pantokrator.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2085
Diameter 15 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 50.1; Laurent, Corpus 5.2: no. 1161 (no. 1162 on pl. 147).

Notes

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2085
Diameter 15 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 50.1; Laurent, Corpus 5.2: no. 1161 (no. 1162 on pl. 147).

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