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Leo (?) primikerios and chartoularios of the Anatolikoi (tenth/eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St. Nicholas, blessing. Inscription: .|Ν|Ι.|.|Λ: 'Ο ἅγιος Νικόλαος  Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of at least five lines. Border of dots.

.ΕΩΝ
ΑΜΙΚΗΡ,
ΧΑΡΤ
.ΡΤ,ΑΝΑ
.ΟΛΙΚ,

Λέων πριμικήριος καὶ χαρτουλάριος τῶν Ἀνατολικῶν

Obverse

Bust of St. Nicholas, blessing. Inscription: .|Ν|Ι.|.|Λ: 'Ο ἅγιος Νικόλαος  Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of at least five lines. Border of dots.

.ΕΩΝ
ΑΜΙΚΗΡ,
ΧΑΡΤ
.ΡΤ,ΑΝΑ
.ΟΛΙΚ,

Λέων πριμικήριος καὶ χαρτουλάριος τῶν Ἀνατολικῶν

Accession number BZS.1955.1.2716
Diameter 20.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 86.6.

Translation

Λέων πριμικήριος καὶ χαρτουλάριος τῶν Ἀνατολικῶν.

Leo primikerios and chartoularios of the Anatolikoi.

Commentary

The reading of the first name is uncertain. It is based on the space available combined with the three surviving bottoms, round or straight vertical, that do not contradict (but do not impose) the reading supplied.

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)