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Anastasios/Athanasios deacon of the Great Church and kouboukleisios (tenth/eleventh century)

Accession Number:
BZS.1955.1.4914

Previous Editions

DO Seals 5, no. 42.31.

Details

Diameter:
18 mm
Condition:
This specimen may be a token: no sign of a channel.

Obverse

Anastasios/Athanasios deacon of the Great Church and kouboukleisios (tenth/eleventh century)

Faint outline of a bearded bust (seemingly a military saint holding a spear in his right hand). No legible epigraphy. No visible border.

Reverse

Anastasios/Athanasios deacon of the Great Church and kouboukleisios (tenth/eleventh century)

Inscription of six lines. No visible border.

. . .
ΑΣΙΔ
ΚΟΝΟΤ.
ΓΑΛΕ
.ΛΙ,Κ
.ΚΛ

[Ἀναστ / Ἀθαν]ασίῳ δ[ια]κόνο τ[ῆς Μ]εγάλ(ης) Ἐ[κ]λι(σίας) (καὶ) κου[β]ουκλ(εισίῳ)

Translation

Ἀναστ / θανασίῳ διακόνο τῆς Μεγάλης Ἐκλισίας καὶ κουβουκλεισίῳ.

Anastasios / Athanasios deacon of the Great Church and kouboukleisios.

Audio

Commentary

Either Athanasios or Anastasios is possible based on what remains of the second line. However, we would argue that the latter is perhaps more likely, as the lower portions of two letters visible on the first line seem to be NA.

 

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