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N. Hexamilites, judge of the Velum and of Charsianon (eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1167
Diameter 27 mm
Condition Corroded and chipped.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 40.13.

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin slightly to the left, with hands outstretched (probably toward the manus Dei). No sigla visible. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of at least six lines. Border of dots.

+....
.....
κριτ,επ,τ,R..
Sτχα..ι
τοεξαμ.
λ,τ,

... κριτ(ῇ) ἐπ(ὶ) τ(οῦ) β[ήλ(ου)] (καὶ) τοῦ Χα[ρσ]ι(α)[ν(οῦ)] το Ἐξαμ[ι]λ(ί)τ(ῃ)

Translation

... κριτῇ ἐπὶ τοῦ βήλου καὶ τοῦ Χαρσιανοῦ το Ἐξαμιλίτῃ.

... Hexamilites, judge of the Velum and of Charsianon.

Commentary

Note the eleventh-century seal of a George Hexamilites, protospatharios, judge of the Hippodrome and of the Armeniakoi; it is decorated with a bust of the Virgin (Konstantopoulos, Stamoules, no. 78). We also know of a later seal of Epiphanios Hexamilites, vestarches and judge of the Velum, also decorated with a bust of the Virgin (Laurent, Vatican, no. 83=Laurent, Corpus II, no.846); of the seal of Michael Hexamilites who was judge of Paphlagonia (BZS.1958.106.5507); and of many seals of a Sergios Hexamilites who lived in the eleventh century and occupied several positions in the judiciary (Laurent, Corpus II, nos. 849, 850, 882, 1031). A judge named Hexamilites (no Christian name attested) is mentioned in the Peira (7,15; 41,9).

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1167
Diameter 27 mm
Condition Corroded and chipped.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 40.13.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1167
Diameter 27 mm
Condition Corroded and chipped.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 40.13.