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John spatharokoubikoularios and ek prosopou of the Anatolikoi (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St. Nicholas, blessing and holding a book. Vertical inscription: |Ν|ΙΚ|Ο|Λ: Ὁ (ἅγιος) Νικό(λαος). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines preceded and followed by a decoration. Border of dots.


.ΙΣΠΑ
.ΑΡ,Κ,
.ΛΑΡ,
.ΚΠΡ,Σ,Π,
.ΑΝ,Τ,Λ,
 

Ἰωάννῃ σπαθαροκουβικουλαρίῳ καὶ κ προσώπου τῶν Άνατολικῶν

Obverse

Bust of St. Nicholas, blessing and holding a book. Vertical inscription: |Ν|ΙΚ|Ο|Λ: Ὁ (ἅγιος) Νικό(λαος). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines preceded and followed by a decoration. Border of dots.


.ΙΣΠΑ
.ΑΡ,Κ,
.ΛΑΡ,
.ΚΠΡ,Σ,Π,
.ΑΝ,Τ,Λ,
 

Ἰωάννῃ σπαθαροκουβικουλαρίῳ καὶ κ προσώπου τῶν Άνατολικῶν

Accession number BZS.1955.1.2435
Diameter 19.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 86.20.

Translation

Ἰωάννῃ σπαθαροκουβικουλαρίῳ καὶ ἐκ προσώπου τῶν Άνατολικῶν.

John spatharokoubikoularios and ek prosopou of the Anatolikoi.

Commentary

An alternate possible reading would be τῆς Ἀνατολῆς, but we consider it improbable because of the parallels.

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)
  • Byzantine Lead Seals, Vol. 1 (Open in Zotero)
  • Documents de sigillographie byzantine: La collection C. Orghidan (Open in Zotero)
  • Sceaux byzantins du Musée National de Varsovie (Open in Zotero)
  • Les listes de préséance byzantines des IXe et Xe siècles (Open in Zotero)
  • Byzantinische Rang- und Ämterstruktur im 8. und 9. Jahrhundert: Faktoren und Tendenzen ihrer Entwicklung (Open in Zotero)