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Nicholas metropolitan of Gangra (tenth century)

Accession Number:
BZS.1955.1.4827

Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 17.2a.

Laurent, Corpus V/3, no. 1725.

Details

Diameter:
21 mm
Condition:
Cracked along the channel (obverse).

Obverse

Nicholas metropolitan of Gangra (tenth century)

Bust of the Virgin with a medallion of Christ before her. Sigla: ̅ – θ̅. : Μ(ήτη)ρ Θ(εο)[ῦ]. Remains of an inscription along the upper periphery, beginning at eight o'clock. No visible border.

.θκεRοηθειτσ

Θ(εοτό)κε βοήθει τῷ σ[ῷ δούλῳ]

Reverse

Nicholas metropolitan of Gangra (tenth century)

Inscription of four lines. No visible border.

νικ
ολμ.
τροπολη
τηγγγ
ρον

Νικολάῳ μ[η]τροπολήτῃ Γαγγρον

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Νικολάῳ μητροπολήτῃ Γαγγρον.

Mother of God, help your servant Nicholas, metropolitan of Gangra.

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Commentary

This seal comes from the same boulloterion as BZS.1955.1.4828.

Laurent rightly identifies the owner of the present seal with Nicholas of Gangra, known to have been the owner in 932 of Cod. Haiki. Panaghia 4: see Ὀρθοδοξία 25 (1950) 57.

 

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