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Stephanos metropolitan of Nikomedeia (eleventh century)

Accession Number:
BZS.1955.1.4834

Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 83.9.
Laurent, Corpus V/1, no. 379 (edited parallel seal that was published with errors by Lihačev, IZIGI, pl. V, no., but illustrated DO specimen).
Cf. Zacos, Seals II, no. 889 (similar seal with different obverse).

Details

Diameter:
25 mm

Obverse

Stephanos metropolitan of Nikomedeia (eleventh century)

Bust of the Virgin holding Christ. Sigla: ̅Θ: Μή(τηρ) Θ(ε)οῦ. Within a border of dots, a circular inscription.

ΘΚΕ,Θ,ΤΣΔΛ,

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλ

Reverse

Stephanos metropolitan of Nikomedeia (eleventh century)

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


+ΣΤΕ
.ΑΝΜΗ
.ΡΟΠΟΛΙΤ,
.ΙΚΟΜΗ
.ΕΙΑΣ

Στεφάνῳ μητροπολίτ Νικομηδείας

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Στεφάνῳ μητροπολίτῃ Νικομηδείας.

Mother of God, help your servant Stephen, metropolitan of Nikomedeia.

Audio

Commentary

Laurent is correct that the Stephanos of the present seal cannot be the same as the owner of the same name recorded on BZS 1951.31.5.871 and 1958.106.285.

 

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