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Nicholas bishop of Chios (eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.275
Diameter 17 mm
Field diameter 12 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 41.7.
Laurent, Corpus V/1, no. 708, noting two other specimens, one in the Seyrig collection (Seyrig, no. 240) and another in the Athens Museum (Konstantopoulos, no. 100 = Sig., 199).

Obverse

Bust of St. Nicholas holding the book and blessing. On either side, the inscription: |Ν|ΙΚ|Ο|Λ,: ὁ ἅγιος Νικόλαος. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines, a decoration above. Border of dots.


ΓΙΕ
ΝΙΚΟΛ,
ΟΗΘˋΝΙΚ,
ΛΕΠΙ.
ΚΟΠΧ.
ΟΥ

Ἅγιε Νικόλαε βοήθει Νικολάῳ ἐπισκόπῳ Χίου

Translation

Ἅγιε Νικόλαε βοήθει Νικολάῳ ἐπισκόπῳ Χίου

St. Nicholas, help Nicholas, bishop of Chios.

Commentary

The bishopric of Chios, a suffragan of Rhodes, is attested from the fourth century. The eleventh-century foundation of Nea Moni was a major event in the ecclesiastical history of the island.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.275
Diameter 17 mm
Field diameter 12 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 41.7.
Laurent, Corpus V/1, no. 708, noting two other specimens, one in the Seyrig collection (Seyrig, no. 240) and another in the Athens Museum (Konstantopoulos, no. 100 = Sig., 199).

Notes

Accession number BZS.1958.106.275
Diameter 17 mm
Field diameter 12 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 41.7.
Laurent, Corpus V/1, no. 708, noting two other specimens, one in the Seyrig collection (Seyrig, no. 240) and another in the Athens Museum (Konstantopoulos, no. 100 = Sig., 199).

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