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N. Anzas, vestes and parathalassites (eleventh century, last third)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2377
Diameter 1 mm
Previous Editions

Laurent, Corpus 2: no. 1129 (with mistakes); Nesbitt and Seibt, “Anzas Family,” 198, fig. 8

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

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.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2377
Diameter 1 mm
Previous Editions

Laurent, Corpus 2: no. 1129 (with mistakes); Nesbitt and Seibt, “Anzas Family,” 198, fig. 8

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2377
Diameter 1 mm
Previous Editions

Laurent, Corpus 2: no. 1129 (with mistakes); Nesbitt and Seibt, “Anzas Family,” 198, fig. 8

Notes

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2377
Diameter 1 mm
Previous Editions

Laurent, Corpus 2: no. 1129 (with mistakes); Nesbitt and Seibt, “Anzas Family,” 198, fig. 8

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