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Niketas synkellos, chartoularios of the Great Orphanotropheion, thytes (= bishop) of Ionopolis (eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2897
Diameter 30 mm
Field diameter 21 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 18.3b.

A similar specimen is published by Zacos, Seals II, no. 657.

Obverse

The Virgin enthroned (throne with a high back and one round cushion) holding a medallion of Christ before her. Sigla: ̅–θ̅υ : Μή(τη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Circle of pellets within a double border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of seven lines, followed by a decoration. Circle of pellets within a double border of dots.

+θ̅κ̅εRθ,
νικητα
συγκελλ
Sχ̅τ̅λ̅,του
ορφανοτρο
φ,θυτι
νοπολ,

Θ(εοτό)κε β(οή)θ(ει) Νικήτᾳ συγέλλῳ (καὶ) χ(αρ)τ(ου)λ(αρίῳ) τοῦ μ(ε)γ(άλου) ὀρφανοτροφ(είου), θύτου Ἰωνοπόλ(εως)

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Νικήτᾳ συγέλλῳ καὶ χαρτουλαρίῳ τοῦ μεγάλου ὀρφανοτροφείου, θύτου Ἰωνοπόλεως.

Mother of God, help Niketas, synkellos and chartoularios of the Great Orphanotropheion, bishop of Ionopolis.

Commentary

This seal and BZS.1958.106.38 come from the same boulloterion. BZS 1947.2.23 is an exact copy, but slightly bigger.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2897
Diameter 30 mm
Field diameter 21 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 18.3b.

A similar specimen is published by Zacos, Seals II, no. 657.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2897
Diameter 30 mm
Field diameter 21 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 18.3b.

A similar specimen is published by Zacos, Seals II, no. 657.