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Nicholas ek prosopou of the Optimatoi (tenth/eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2358
Diameter 23 mm
Condition Obliterated on one side.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 71.20.


Patriarchal cross (X at crossing of lower arm) on three steps, the ends of the lower cross have pellets; fleurons arise from base (up to and slightly beyond lower arm). Along the circumference, an inscription. Border of dots.


Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθ(ι) τ[ῷ σῷ δού]λο


Inscription of four lines with decoration above. Indeterminate border.


[Νικ]ολά[ῳ] ἐκ πρ(ο)σόπο(υ) το(ν) Ὀπτημ(άτων)


Κύριε βοήθι τῷ σῷ δούλό Νικολάῳ ἐκ προσόπου τον Ὀπτημάτων.

Lord, help your servant Nicholas, ek prosopou of the Optimatoi.


The spelling of the title is ambiguous: ἐκπροσώπο(υ) or ἐκπροσώπῳ in one word?