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N. Anzas, vestes and parathalassites (eleventh century, second half)

 
 

Obverse

Half-length Mother of God orans. Traces of sigla at right, but lettering is unclear. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Indeterminate border.

ΣΦΡΑ
ΓΙΣΑΝΑ
ΕΣΤΠΑ
ΡΑΘΑΛΑΣ
ΣΙΤ

Σφραγὶς Ἀνζᾶ βέστου παραθαλασσίτου

Obverse

Half-length Mother of God orans. Traces of sigla at right, but lettering is unclear. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Indeterminate border.

ΣΦΡΑ
ΓΙΣΑΝΑ
ΕΣΤΠΑ
ΡΑΘΑΛΑΣ
ΣΙΤ

Σφραγὶς Ἀνζᾶ βέστου παραθαλασσίτου

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2377
Diameter 1.0 mm
Previous Editions

Laurent, Corpus 2: no. 1129 (with mistakes); Nesbitt and Seibt, “Anzas Family,” 198, fig. 8. See also Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 2336.

Translation

Σφραγὶς Ἀνζᾶ βέστου παραθαλασσίτου.

Seal of Anzas, vestes and parathalassites.

Commentary

Laurent read the first two lines of the inscription on the reverse: ΣΦΡΑΓ|ΜΙΤΑΝΖΑ. After that a possible varia lectio is: ΕΣΤ,SΠΑ|ΡΑΘΑΛΑΣ|ΣΙΤ. He erroneously assigned the seal to Michael Anzas, vestes, judge of the Velum, and koiaistor; see Nesbitt and Seibt, “Anzas Family,” 193.