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Theodore hypatos and dioiketes of Nakoleia (ninth/tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

Patriarchal cross on four steps. Along a double border of dots, inscription, beginning at 7 o'clock.

ΚΕΟΗΘΤΣΔΟΥΛ/

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines preceded and followed by a row of dots. Double border of dots.


ΘΕΟΔ
ΟΡΥΠΑΤ,
ΔΙΥΚ,
ΝΑΚΟΛ,

Θεοδόρῳ ὑπάτ καὶ διυκητῇ Νακολείας

Obverse

Patriarchal cross on four steps. Along a double border of dots, inscription, beginning at 7 o'clock.

ΚΕΟΗΘΤΣΔΟΥΛ/

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines preceded and followed by a row of dots. Double border of dots.


ΘΕΟΔ
ΟΡΥΠΑΤ,
ΔΙΥΚ,
ΝΑΚΟΛ,

Θεοδόρῳ ὑπάτ καὶ διυκητῇ Νακολείας

Accession number BZS.1955.1.1660
Diameter 22.0 mm; field: 19.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 93.1b.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Θεοδόρῳ ὑπάτῳ καὶ διυκητῇ Νακολείας.

Lord, help your servant Theodore hypatos and dioiketes of Nakoleia.

Commentary

Nakoleia (modern Seyitgazi, at 38 km southwest of Eski Şehir) was bishopric of Synada, then archbishopric (ninth century), then metropolis (before 1066). It also had some administrative importance as shows the existence of a dioikesis named after the city. See Zgusta, 418; Phrygien und Pisidien, 344-46; ODB II, 1434.

Bibliography

  • Catalogue of Byzantine Seals at Dumbarton Oaks and at the Fogg Museum of Art, Vol. 3: West, Northwest, and Central Asia Minor and the Orient (Open in Zotero)
  • Kleinasiatische Ortsnamen (Open in Zotero)
  • Phrygien und Pisidien (Open in Zotero)