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Nicholas Spanopoulos, judge of the Hippodrome and of the Optimatoi (eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2925
Diameter 31 mm
Condition Corroded
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 71.26.

Obverse

Bust of a bishop-saint (St. Nicholas) blessing and holding book. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of seven lines preceded by decoration. Border of dots.

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Νικόλαος πρωτοσπαθάριος, κριτὴς ἐπὶ τοῦ Ἰπποδρόμου καὶ τον Ὀπτιμάτων ὁ Σπανοπούλος

Translation

Νικόλαος πρωτοσπαθάριος, κριτὴς ἐπὶ τοῦ Ἰπποδρόμου καὶ τον Ὀπτιμάτων ὁ Σπανόπουλος.

Nicholas Spanopoulos, protospatharios, judge of the Hippodrome and of the Optimatoi.

Commentary

For the Spanopoulos family, cf. Seibt, Blesiegel, no. 150, where the present specimen also appears. See also DOSeals 2.40.16.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2925
Diameter 31 mm
Condition Corroded
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 71.26.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2925
Diameter 31 mm
Condition Corroded
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 71.26.

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