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Nicholas spatharokandidatos and chrysoteles of the Thrakesioi (tenth/eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin holding her hands open before her. Sigla: ̅- .. : Μή(τη)ρ [Θ(εο)ῦ]. border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines preceded by an ornament, the final letter between two bars. Border of dots.


+θ̅κ̅εR,θ,
νικολ,
σπθ,ρ,κ,
Sτελ,τ,
θρκ,σ

Θ(εοτό)κε β(οή)θ(ει) Νικολά(ῳ) σπαθ(α)ρ(ο)κ(αν)δ(ι)δ(άτῳ) (καὶ) χρ(υσο)τελ(εῖ) τ(ῶν) Θρᾳκ(η)σ(ί)ω(ν).

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin holding her hands open before her. Sigla: ̅- .. : Μή(τη)ρ [Θ(εο)ῦ]. border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines preceded by an ornament, the final letter between two bars. Border of dots.


+θ̅κ̅εR,θ,
νικολ,
σπθ,ρ,κ,
Sτελ,τ,
θρκ,σ

Θ(εοτό)κε β(οή)θ(ει) Νικολά(ῳ) σπαθ(α)ρ(ο)κ(αν)δ(ι)δ(άτῳ) (καὶ) χρ(υσο)τελ(εῖ) τ(ῶν) Θρᾳκ(η)σ(ί)ω(ν).

Accession number BZS.1955.1.2605
Diameter 25.0 mm; field: 23.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 2.4.

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Νικολάῳ σπαθαροκανδιδάτῳ καὶ χρυσοτελεῖ τῶν Θρᾳκησίων.

Mother of God, help Nicholas, spatharokandidatos and chrysoteles of the Thrakesioi.

Commentary

On the chrysoteles, see DO Seals 3, no. 86.15 (BZS.1955.1.2235).

Bibliography

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  • “Thrakien” und “Thrakesion” (Open in Zotero)
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