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Nikephoros Anzas, vestes (eleventh century, second half)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.370
Diameter 1 mm
Previous Editions

Nesbitt and Seibt, “Anzas Family,” 200, fig. 12

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans, with a medallion of Christ before her. Sigla at left and right: μ̣̅η̅ρ̅Θ̅Υ̅ — Μή(τη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, preceded by a cross. Indeterminate border.


Θ̅Κ̅Ε̅,Θ,
ΤΣ,
ΝΙΚΗΦΟΡ
ΕΣΤ,Τ
ΑΝΑ

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Νικηφόρ βέστ τῷ Ἀνζᾷ

Translation

Θ(εοτό)κε β(οή)θ(ει) τῷ σῷ δ(ούλῳ) Νικηφόρ(ῳ) βέστ(ῃ) τῷ Ἀνζᾷ.

Mother of God, help your servant Nikephoros Anzas, vestes.

Commentary

This person is most likely not Nikephoros, vestes and judge of the Islands (BZS.1951.31.5.1320). But we cannot categorically rule out an identification with Nikephoros Anzas, symponos (BZS.1947.2.1006).

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.370
Diameter 1 mm
Previous Editions

Nesbitt and Seibt, “Anzas Family,” 200, fig. 12

Bibliography

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.370
Diameter 1 mm
Previous Editions

Nesbitt and Seibt, “Anzas Family,” 200, fig. 12

Notes

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.370
Diameter 1 mm
Previous Editions

Nesbitt and Seibt, “Anzas Family,” 200, fig. 12