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Kosmas metropolitan of Nicaea and synkellos (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

St. Michael standing, holding a labarum and a globus surmounted by a trefoil ornament. On either side, ΜΧ: Μ(ι)χ(αήλ). Within the border of dots, a circular inscription:

....ΣΤΡΑΤΗΓ,.ΟΗΘΕΙ

[Ἀρχι]στράτηγ(ε) βοήθει

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, preceded and followed by decoration. Border of dots.

+
+ΚΟΣΜΑ
.ΙΤΡ,ΠΟΛΙ
ΤΗΝΗΚΕΑΣ
...ΣΥΓΚΕ
ΛΩΣ
[]

Κοσμᾷ [μ]ιτρ(ο)πολίτ(ῃ) Νηκέας [καὶ] σύγκελως

Obverse

St. Michael standing, holding a labarum and a globus surmounted by a trefoil ornament. On either side, ΜΧ: Μ(ι)χ(αήλ). Within the border of dots, a circular inscription:

....ΣΤΡΑΤΗΓ,.ΟΗΘΕΙ

[Ἀρχι]στράτηγ(ε) βοήθει

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, preceded and followed by decoration. Border of dots.

+
+ΚΟΣΜΑ
.ΙΤΡ,ΠΟΛΙ
ΤΗΝΗΚΕΑΣ
...ΣΥΓΚΕ
ΛΩΣ
[]

Κοσμᾷ [μ]ιτρ(ο)πολίτ(ῃ) Νηκέας [καὶ] σύγκελως

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4844
Diameter 29.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 59.10b.

Translation

Ἀρχιστράτηγε βοήθει Κοσμᾷ μιτροπολίτῃ Νηκέας καὶ σύγκελως.

Commander of the heavenly hosts, help Kosmas, metropolitan of Nicaea and synkellos.

Commentary

See the commentary to BZS 1958.106.87; the seals come from the same boulloterion and have been edited jointly.