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John Aidesimos, first chartoularios of the Nea Ekklesia (eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5205
Diameter 19 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 48.2b.

Obverse

Inscription of four lines, preceded and followed by decoration. Border of dots.


τοναι
δεσιμον
εκγενουσ
ιαννην


Τὸν Αἰδέσιμον ἐκ γένους Ἰωάννην

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, preceded by decoration. Border of dots.


νεαστε
πρτον
χαρτλα
ρινγρα
φ

Νέας τε πρῶτον χαρτουλαρίων γράφω

Translation

Τὸν Αἰδέσιμον ἐκ γένους Ἰωάννην Νέας τε πρῶτον χαρτουλαρίων γράφω.

I have inscribed John, Aidesimos by descent and first chartoularios of the Nea.

Commentary

Two twelve-syllable verses. The reading has been restored with reference to the better preserved parallel from the same boulloterion: BZS 1958.106.5528.

The Nea Ekklesia was a sanctuary built in the Great Palace in 880 by Basil I and consecrated to the Mother of God, St. Elias, St. Michael, and St. Nicholas. The ceremony commemorating its inauguration was marked by a procession departing from the church of the Theotokos of the Pharos and leading to the Nea, where a liturgy was celebrated followed by a banquet in the Chrysotriklinos (Listes, 214; ODB 2:1146). By the twelfth century the church had become a monastery. From the fact that chartoularioi and oikonomoi were attached to the church we may infer that the church enjoyed revenues from extensive estates.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5205
Diameter 19 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 48.2b.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5205
Diameter 19 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 5 no. 48.2b.

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