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Nicholas metropolitan of Gangra (tenth century)

Accession Number:
BZS.1955.1.4828

Previous Editions

DO Seals 4, no. 17.2b.

Laurent, Corpus V/3, no. 1725.

Details

Diameter:
22 mm
Condition:
Chipped at the top.

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

The reading of this seal has been restored on the basis of its counterpart from the same boulloterion: see BZS.1955.1.4827.

 

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