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Kosmas metropolitan of Nicaea and synkellos (eleventh century)

Accession Number:
BZS.1955.1.4844

Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 59.10b.

Details

Diameter:
29 mm
Condition:
Weakly imprinted.

Obverse

Kosmas metropolitan of Nicaea and synkellos (eleventh century)

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

Kosmas metropolitan of Nicaea and synkellos (eleventh century)

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

Translation

Ἀρχιστράτηγε βοήθει Κοσμᾷ μιτροπολίτῃ Νηκέας καὶ σύγκελως.

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

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Commentary

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

 

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