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Symeon Ouranos, vestarches, kensor and judge of Cappadocia (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin holding a medallion of Christ before her. Sigla: ̅-θ̅υ : Μή(τη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Circular inscription along a border of dots:

+θκεR,ι,-τσδλ,

Θ(εοτόκ)ε β(οή)θ(ει) τῷ σῷ δούλ(ῳ)

Reverse

Inscription of six lines, decorations above and below.

- + -
συ.εν
Rεσταρχη
κενσρ,και
κριτ,καα
δοκιαστ
ραν
- -

Συ[μ]μεὼν βεστάρχῃ, κένσωρ(ι) καὶ κριτ(ῇ) Καππαδοκίας τῷ Οὐρανῷ

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin holding a medallion of Christ before her. Sigla: ̅-θ̅υ : Μή(τη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Circular inscription along a border of dots:

+θκεR,ι,-τσδλ,

Θ(εοτόκ)ε β(οή)θ(ει) τῷ σῷ δούλ(ῳ)

Reverse

Inscription of six lines, decorations above and below.

- + -
συ.εν
Rεσταρχη
κενσρ,και
κριτ,καα
δοκιαστ
ραν
- -

Συ[μ]μεὼν βεστάρχῃ, κένσωρ(ι) καὶ κριτ(ῇ) Καππαδοκίας τῷ Οὐρανῷ

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1272
Diameter 32.0 mm; field: 26.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 43.4.

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Συμμεὼν βεστάρχῃ, κένσωρι καὶ κριτῇ Καππαδοκίας τῷ Οὐρανῷ.

Mother of God, help your servant Symeon Ouranos, vestarches, kensor, and judge of Cappadocia.

Commentary

We know a contemporary seal issued by the judge Symeon Ouranos (BZS.1955.1.3897).