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Nicholas bishop of Perbaina (tenth/eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

A patriarchal cross (X at lower crossing) on two steps. Fleurons rising from the base to the top of the cross. Within a border of dots, the remains of a circular inscription.

ΘΕΙΤΣΔΛ,

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, decorations above and below. Border of dots.

 
ΝΙΚΟ

ΛΟΕΠ
ΙΣΚΟΠΟ
ΠΕΡΕ

Νικολάο ἐπισκόπο Περβένων

Obverse

A patriarchal cross (X at lower crossing) on two steps. Fleurons rising from the base to the top of the cross. Within a border of dots, the remains of a circular inscription.

ΘΕΙΤΣΔΛ,

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, decorations above and below. Border of dots.

 
ΝΙΚΟ

ΛΟΕΠ
ΙΣΚΟΠΟ
ΠΕΡΕ

Νικολάο ἐπισκόπο Περβένων

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4665
Diameter 27.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 74.1.
Laurent, Corpus V/3, no. 1745.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Νικολάο ἐπισκόπο Περβένων.

Lord, help your servant Nicholas bishop of Perbaina.

Commentary

Perbaina (τὰ Πέρβαινα) is listed in all notitiae as a suffragan bishopric of Perge. It is usually identified with the ancient city city of Τρέβεννα, to the west of Attaleia, close to the actual village of Karcıbayırı. See Laurent, Corpus V/3, 98; Fedalto, 254; Zgusta, 633.

Bibliography

  • Catalogue of the Byzantine Seals at Dumbarton Oaks and at the Fogg Museum of Art, Vol. 2: South of the Balkans, the Islands, South of Asia Minor (Open in Zotero)
  • Le Corpus des sceaux de l’empire byzantin (Open in Zotero)
  • Hierarchia Ecclesiastica Orientalis: Series episcoporum ecclesiarum christianarum orientalium (Open in Zotero)
  • Kleinasiatische Ortsnamen (Open in Zotero)