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Nicholas Trellos (?), imperial protospatharios and strategos of the Peloponnesos (tenth/eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3453
Diameter 22 mm
Condition Half missing.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 22.32.

Obverse

Bust of St. Nicholas. Traces of a vertical inscription at l.: |Ν|Ι: Ὁ ἅγιος Νικόλαος. Circular inscription along a border of dots.

ΑΓΙΕΝΙΚΟΛ

Ἅγιε Νικόλαε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of five lines with decoration below. Border of dots.

ΚΟ
ˊΑˊΣΠ
ΣΤΡΑ
ΕΛΟΠ
ΟΤΡΕΛ

Νικολάῳ βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ στρατηγῷ Πελοποννήσου ὁ Τρελλός

Translation

Ἅγιε Νικόλαε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Νικολάῳ βασιλικῷ πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ στρατηγῷ Πελοποννήσου ὁ Τρελλός.

St. Nicholas, help your servant Nicholas Trellos, imperial protospatharios and strategos of the Peloponnesos.

Commentary

The inconsistency of case between the invocation, requiring a dative, and the family name, in the nominative, presents no difficulty as it occurs quite often. For this reason we have not deemed it necessary to dissociate the obverse (invocation) from the reverse and write out the inscription of the latter in the nominative (which is also very possible). The reading of the family name is uncertain because the Λ at the end is very small and unclear.

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3453
Diameter 22 mm
Condition Half missing.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 22.32.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3453
Diameter 22 mm
Condition Half missing.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 22.32.

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