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Nicholas metropolitan of Gangra (tenth century)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4827
Diameter 21 mm
Condition Cracked along the channel (obverse).
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 17.2a.

Laurent, Corpus V/3, no. 1725.

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin with a medallion of Christ before her. Sigla: ̅ – θ̅. : Μ(ήτη)ρ Θ(εο)[ῦ]. Remains of an inscription along the upper periphery, beginning at eight o'clock. No visible border.

.θκεRοηθειτσ

Θ(εοτό)κε βοήθει τῷ σ[ῷ δούλῳ]

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. No visible border.

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ολμ.
τροπολη
τηγγγ
ρον

Νικολάῳ μ[η]τροπολήτῃ Γαγγρον

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Νικολάῳ μητροπολήτῃ Γαγγρον.

Mother of God, help your servant Nicholas, metropolitan of Gangra.

Commentary

This seal comes from the same boulloterion as BZS.1955.1.4828.

Laurent rightly identifies the owner of the present seal with Nicholas of Gangra, known to have been the owner in 932 of Cod. Haiki. Panaghia 4: see Ὀρθοδοξία 25 (1950) 57.

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4827
Diameter 21 mm
Condition Cracked along the channel (obverse).
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 17.2a.

Laurent, Corpus V/3, no. 1725.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4827
Diameter 21 mm
Condition Cracked along the channel (obverse).
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 17.2a.

Laurent, Corpus V/3, no. 1725.