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Nicholas bishop of Prousias (eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4666
Diameter 25 mm
Condition Struck off center.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 9.3a.

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin holding a medallion of Christ. On either side of Christ, the sigla: Ι̅Σ-Χ̅Σ : Ἰ(ησοῦ)ς Χ(ριστό)ς. Visible at right of the Virgin: Θ̅Υ : [Μ(ήτη)ρ] Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, followed by a decoration. Border of dots.

θκε..
τσ.δ..
νικολα
επισκοπ
πρσιαδ

Θ(εοτό)κε [β(οή)θ(ει)] τῷ σ[ῷ] δ[ούλ(ῷ)] Νικολά[ῳ] ἐπισκόπ[ῳ] Προυσιάδ(ος)

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῷ Νικολάῳ ἐπισκόπῳ Προυσιάδος.

Mother of God, please help your servant Nicholas, bishop of Prousias.

Commentary

A parallel specimen is published by Zacos, Seals II, no. 617. This seal and BZS.1955.1.4667 come from the same boulloterion, and so their readings are combined.

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4666
Diameter 25 mm
Condition Struck off center.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 9.3a.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4666
Diameter 25 mm
Condition Struck off center.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 9.3a.

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