You are here:Home/Resources/ Byzantine Seals/ Search the Catalogue/ Nicholas ek prosopou of the Optimatoi (tenth/eleventh century)

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.

Obverse

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.

+ΚΕΟΗΘ.Τ......ΛΟ

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθ(ι) τ[ῷ σῷ δού]λο

Reverse

Inscription of four lines with decoration above. Indeterminate border.


...ΟΛ
Α.ΕΚΠΡ,
ΣΟΠΟΤΟ
ΠΤΗΜ

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

Translation

Κύριε βοήθι τῷ σῷ δούλό Νικολάῳ ἐκ προσόπου τον Ὀπτημάτων.

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

Commentary

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

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

DO Seals 3, no. 71.20.

Notes

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

DO Seals 3, no. 71.20.

Parallels

Related Content