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N. Artabasdos, magistros, judge of the Velum and praitor of the Peloponnesos and Hellas (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St. Nicholas blessing and holding book. Vertical inscription visible: |ΝΙ|Κ,: Ὁ ἅγιος Νικόλαος. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of six (out of at least seven) lines. No visible border.

Ρ..ΙΤ
..ΚΑ
ΡΑΙΤΡˋΠΕ
ΟΠΟΝΗΣ
.ΛΑΔ,ΤΑΡ
ΤΑΑΣΔ,

....μαγίστρῳ, κριτ τοῦ βήλου καὶ πραίτωρι Πελοπονήσου καὶ λάδος τῷ Ἀρταβάσδ.

Obverse

Bust of St. Nicholas blessing and holding book. Vertical inscription visible: |ΝΙ|Κ,: Ὁ ἅγιος Νικόλαος. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of six (out of at least seven) lines. No visible border.

Ρ..ΙΤ
..ΚΑ
ΡΑΙΤΡˋΠΕ
ΟΠΟΝΗΣ
.ΛΑΔ,ΤΑΡ
ΤΑΑΣΔ,

....μαγίστρῳ, κριτ τοῦ βήλου καὶ πραίτωρι Πελοπονήσου καὶ λάδος τῷ Ἀρταβάσδ.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.409
Diameter 24.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 8.32.

Translation

....μαγίστρῳ, κριτῇ τοῦ βήλου καὶ πραίτωρι Πελοπονήσου καὶ Ἑλάδος τῷ Ἀρταβάσδῳ.

N. Artabasdos, magistros, judge of the Velum, and praitor of the Peloponnesos and Hellas.

Commentary

We know of several 11th-century judges of the Velum who also became praitors (e.g., Zacos, Seals II, nos. 967, 994).