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Nicholas bishop of Adrianoupolis (tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

A cross on three steps (X at the crossing) with fleurons rising on either side (up to cross bar). Circular inscription. Border of dots.

+ΚΕΟΗΘΕ.....ΔΟΥΛ

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

..Κ.Λ
ΟΕΠΙ/Κ
ΠΟΔΡΗΝ
ΠΟΛΕΟΣ


Νικολάο ἐπισκώπο Ἀδρηανωπόλεος

Obverse

A cross on three steps (X at the crossing) with fleurons rising on either side (up to cross bar). Circular inscription. Border of dots.

+ΚΕΟΗΘΕ.....ΔΟΥΛ

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

..Κ.Λ
ΟΕΠΙ/Κ
ΠΟΔΡΗΝ
ΠΟΛΕΟΣ


Νικολάο ἐπισκώπο Ἀδρηανωπόλεος

Accession number BZS.1958.106.151
Diameter 19.0 mm; field: 15.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 100.2.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Νικολάο ἐπισκώπο Ἀδρηανωπόλεος.

Lord, help your servant Nicholas, bishop of Adrianopolis.

Commentary

The reading of the name is uncertain, but the remaining traces point to the restitution Νικόλαος.

On the bishopric of Adrianoupolis, see the entry for BZS 1958.106.93.

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)
  • Catalogue of the Byzantine Seals at Dumbarton Oaks and at the Fogg Museum of Art, Vol. 1: Italy, North of the Balkans, North of the Black Sea (Open in Zotero)
  • Notitiae Episcopatuum Ecclesiae Constantinopolitanae (Open in Zotero)
  • Le Corpus des sceaux de l’empire byzantin (Open in Zotero)
  • Phrygien und Pisidien (Open in Zotero)
  • Dictionnaire d’histoire et de géographie ecclésiastiques (Open in Zotero)