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Nicholas bishop of Perbaina (tenth/eleventh century)

Accession Number:
BZS.1955.1.4665

Previous Editions

DO Seals 2, no. 74.1.
Laurent, Corpus V/3, no. 1745.

Details

Diameter:
27 mm
Condition:
Effaced on the side.

Obverse

Nicholas bishop of Perbaina (tenth/eleventh century)

A patriarchal cross (X at lower crossing) on two steps. Fleurons rising from the base to the top of the cross. Within a border of dots, the remains of a circular inscription.

ΘΕΙΤΣΔΛ,

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλ

Reverse

Nicholas bishop of Perbaina (tenth/eleventh century)

Inscription of four lines, decorations above and below. Border of dots.

 
ΝΙΚΟ

ΛΟΕΠ
ΙΣΚΟΠΟ
ΠΕΡΕ

Νικολάο ἐπισκόπο Περβένων

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Νικολάο ἐπισκόπο Περβένων.

Lord, help your servant Nicholas bishop of Perbaina.

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Commentary

Perbaina (τὰ Πέρβαινα) is listed in all notitiae as a suffragan bishopric of Perge. It is usually identified with the ancient city city of Τρέβεννα, to the west of Attaleia, close to the actual village of Karcıbayırı. See Laurent, Corpus V/3, 98; Fedalto, 254; Zgusta, 633.

 

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