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Nicholas imperial subdeacon and skeuophylax of St. Thomas (tenth century)

 
 

Obverse

Cross potent on four steps. Circular inscription between a double border of dots beginning at 7 o'clock.

..ΟΗΘ,ΤΣΔΟΥΛ

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλ

Reverse

Inscription of five lines preceded and followed by decoration. Border of dots.

··
νηκο
λ,υποδι
κ/σκευ
γοφυλ..
γ..μ
··

Νηκολάῳ βασιλικῷ ὑποδιακόνῳ καὶ σκευγοφύλακι τοῦ ἁγίου Θομ

Obverse

Cross potent on four steps. Circular inscription between a double border of dots beginning at 7 o'clock.

..ΟΗΘ,ΤΣΔΟΥΛ

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλ

Reverse

Inscription of five lines preceded and followed by decoration. Border of dots.

··
νηκο
λ,υποδι
κ/σκευ
γοφυλ..
γ..μ
··

Νηκολάῳ βασιλικῷ ὑποδιακόνῳ καὶ σκευγοφύλακι τοῦ ἁγίου Θομ

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2950
Diameter 23.0 mm; field: 17.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. DO Seals 5, no. 91.1.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθι τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Νηκολάῳ βασιλικῷ ὑποδιακόνῳ καὶ σκευγοφύλακι τοῦ ἁγίου Θομᾶ.

Lord, help your servant Nicholas, imperial subdeacon and skeuophylax of St. Thomas.

Commentary

This seal was not published in DO 5, but is parallel to our BZS.1951.31.5.721 (DO Seals 5, no. 91.1). The last two lines of the reverse can be restored from that seal.