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Nicholas imperial vestitor, skribas and katepano of the Paphlagonians (ninth/tenth century)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2348
Diameter 23 mm
Condition Blank too small for die. Corroded.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 11.17.

Obverse

Patriarchal cross on three steps. Circular inscription within concentric circles of dots visible at right:

τσδουλ,

[Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθει] τῷ σῷ δούλ(ῳ)

Reverse

Inscription of six lines. No visible border.

νηκο
λ,R,Rεστ.
τοροσσκρι.
Sκατεπαν.
τνπ.φλ.
γον

Νηκολ(άου) β(ασιλικοῦ) βεστ[ή]τορος, σκρί[β(α)] (καὶ) κατεπάν[ω] τῶν Π[α]φλ[α]γόνω[ν]

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Νηκολάου βασιλικοῦ βεστήτορος, σκρίβα καὶ κατεπάνω τῶν Παφλαγόνων.

Lord, help your servant Nicholas, imperial vestitor, skribas and katepano of the Paphlagonians.

Commentary

The skribas was an official of the judiciary, a collaborator of the koiaistor (Listes, 322). If a Constantinopolitan judge came to occupy the position of katepano of Paphlagonia, it would mean that this position entailed tax collecting responsibilities. Nothing further is known on this subject.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2348
Diameter 23 mm
Condition Blank too small for die. Corroded.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 11.17.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2348
Diameter 23 mm
Condition Blank too small for die. Corroded.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 11.17.

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