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Stephanos epoptes of Paphlagonia (tenth/eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2330
Diameter 14 mm
Condition Blank too small for die. The relation of the obverse to the reverse is 180 degrees.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 11.6.

 

Obverse

Bust of an angel, probably St. Michael. No sigla, inscription, or border visible.

Reverse

Inscription (of four lines). No visible border.

.k̅εR̅,θ,
τεφαν,ε
πτιτη,.
λαγ,ν

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) [Σ]τεφάν(ῳ) ἐ[πό]πτι τῆ(ς) [Παφ]λαγ(ο)ν(ίας?)

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει Στεφάνῳ ἐπόπτι τῆς Παφλαγονίας.

Lord, help Stephanos, epoptes of Paphlagonia.

Commentary

The reading of this seal is offered with some hesitation. We prefer epoptes to episkeptites because of the space available.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2330
Diameter 14 mm
Condition Blank too small for die. The relation of the obverse to the reverse is 180 degrees.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 11.6.

 

Notes

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2330
Diameter 14 mm
Condition Blank too small for die. The relation of the obverse to the reverse is 180 degrees.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 11.6.

 

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