You are here:Home/Resources/ Byzantine Seals/ Search the Catalogue/ Sophia Katakale (eleventh century)

Sophia Katakale (eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4551
Diameter 26 mm

Obverse

Faintly preserved bust of St. Nicholas holding a book. Sigla: |ν|ικ|.|λα : ὁ ἅγιος Νικόλαος. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription in five lines. Border of dots.

ΘΚ̅Ε̅,
θ,σοφι
ακατα
κ.λη
Ν

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Σοφία Κατακαλήν

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Σοφία Κατακαλήν.

Theotokos, help Sophia Katakale.

Commentary

There is no indication that the owner's first name Sophia was rendered in the accusative case, as the family name appears to have been. It may be that the first name was in the dative case, but we have left it as it stands in the inscription.

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4551
Diameter 26 mm

Bibliography

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4551
Diameter 26 mm

Notes

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4551
Diameter 26 mm

Parallels

Related Content