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

 
 

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)

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)

Accession number BZS.1947.2.23
Diameter 29.0 mm; field: 22.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 18.3c.

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