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Nicholas Zonaras, droungarios of the ever-honored Vigla (twelfth century, first half)

 
 

Obverse

The Mother of God seated on a backless throne, holding the medallion of Christ in her lap. On either side, an inscription: ̅ΘΥ̅: Μή(τη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of seven lines. Border of dots.

ΠΡΑΕΙΣ
ΣΡΑΓΙ
ΝΑΡΑΝΙ
ΚΟΛΑΤ,
ΓΓΑΡΙΤΗΣ
ΑΕΙΤΙΜΙ
ΓΛΑΣ

πράξεις σφραγίζω Ζωναρᾶ Νικολάου τοῦ δρ(ου)γγαρίου τῆς ἀειτίμου βίγλας

Obverse

The Mother of God seated on a backless throne, holding the medallion of Christ in her lap. On either side, an inscription: ̅ΘΥ̅: Μή(τη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of seven lines. Border of dots.

ΠΡΑΕΙΣ
ΣΡΑΓΙ
ΝΑΡΑΝΙ
ΚΟΛΑΤ,
ΓΓΑΡΙΤΗΣ
ΑΕΙΤΙΜΙ
ΓΛΑΣ

πράξεις σφραγίζω Ζωναρᾶ Νικολάου τοῦ δρ(ου)γγαρίου τῆς ἀειτίμου βίγλας

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1233
Diameter 23.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1817.

Credit Line Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore.

Translation

πράξεις σφραγίζω Ζωναρᾶ Νικολάου τοῦ δρουγγαρίου τῆς ἀειτίμου βίγλας.

I seal the acts of Nikephoros Zonaras, droungarios of the ever-honored Vigla.

Commentary

See the comments on 1951.31.5.459.